Dijon Croque Monsieur

<p>Dijon Croque Monsieur</p>
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

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


4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.