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Dijon Croque Monsieur

Dijon Croque Monsieur
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Total time 30 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Instead of your usual grilled ham and cheese, try this French-style sandwich that's enhanced by the zip of whole-grain mustard.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices Italian bread
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 350
  • fat 11.7 g
  • satfat 6.1 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 25.1 g
  • carbohydrate 34.6 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 51 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 935 mg
  • calcium 344 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine mustard and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Spread 3/4 teaspoon mustard mixture over each of 4 bread slices; layer each slice with 1 1/2 ounces ham and 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle evenly with pepper. Spread 3/4 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture over each remaining bread slice; place, mustard side down, on top of sandwiches.

  2. Combine egg substitute and fat-free milk in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mixture.

  3. Heat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwiches to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cheese melts.