Serve fruit with this kid-friendly take on the classic croque monsieur.
4 (1 1/2-ounce) slices multigrain bread
8 teaspoons creamy mustard blend (such as Dijonnaise)
8 slices Canadian bacon (4.8 ounces)
12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
3 ounces shaved Gruyère cheese (about 3/4 cup)
How to Make It
Preheat broiler to high.
Place bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted. Spread 2 teaspoons mustard blend on each bread slice. Top each serving with 2 bacon slices, 3 tomato slices, and about 3 tablespoons cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
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This makes a great lunch for when tomatoes are in season. Otherwise, I would substitute something else, like roasted red pepper. Canadian bacon is very expensive and hard to find in most of the US, certainly not a kitchen staple, so we opt for sliced ham. We also like it with rye bread. We're not big on the taste of broiled/cooked tomatoes on sandwiches, so we put the cheese on top of the ham, broil it, then add sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper on top.
I like to kick this up a notch with some Romaine Lettuce that I’ve cut into 1/2” strips, tossed with some olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, then roasted on a baking sheet in a 350 deg. oven until wilted; about 15 min.. I also use a good quality Swiss cheese. Gruyère cheese, as we say down south, “They’s real proud of it” (it’s expensive). And if you really want to go all-out, try this with fried green tomatoes; tomatoes preferably seasoned with Creole or Cajun seasoning, like “Slap Ya’ Mamma.” As Guy Fieri would say, “It’s crazy good.”
This is so good! Quick and easy too. I like to use a whole mustard seed dijon and whatever white cheese I have on hand, not a huge fan of gruyere I agree it is overpriced and not strong enough for what I like. Sharp white cheddar is delicious! I will make this over and over again, just so good!!
This is a quick and easy recipe perfect for summer tomatoes. I didn't have vegenase, so I made my own using 4 tsp Canola mayonnaise and 4 tsp dijon mustard. I would recommend using the Gruyere cheese. It is pricey, but you don't need much. Broil these until they turn lightly brown.