Croque-Monsieur

Parenting
Don't let the fancy name fool you--this is basically an extra-yummy grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich. It's best served right after broiling.
6 Servings

Ingredients

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3 tablespoons butter, softened
12 slices favorite bread
1/4 pound thinly sliced smoked ham
3/4 cup grated gruyere cheese or any favorite cheese
Garnishes, optional:
Pickles
Pitted olives

Preparation

Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: About 7 Minutes

1. Butter bread on both sides. Place 6 slices on a baking sheet, 6 on a second sheet.

2. Preheat broiler, then toast 1 side of the bread until golden brown, 1 sheet at a time, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip all bread over and place a slice of ham (or 2 slices for adults) on 6 slices of bread; set aside.

3. Sprinkle the cheese on the remaining 6 slices of bread and broil until cheese is melted, bubbling, and golden brown, about 4 minutes.

4. To assemble the sandwiches, place a slice of bread with cheese on top of a slice of bread with ham. Cut the sandwiches in half (or into quarters for kids) and serve hot, with pickles and pitted olives, if desired.

How kids can help: Butter the bread and place slices on the baking sheet; older kids can layer ham and sprinkle cheese on toasted bread.

Created date

January 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories (1/6 recipe): 276
Fat 14 g
Satfat 7.9 g
Sodium 632 mg
Cholesterol 41 mg