Dijon Croque Monsieur

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. One online reviwer claims, "Dijon Croque Monsieur is one of our favorite sandwiches to have for dinner served along side a salad."

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 6.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 25.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.6g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 935mg
  • Calcium: 344mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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. 2. Combine egg substitute and fat-free milk in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mixture.
  3. 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.
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