The classic Croque Monsieur is made with ham as indicated in the above recipe. If you prefer, slices of chicken may be used in place of the ham. Note: I noticed that the nutmeg wasn't mentioned in the cooking directions, but I assume you would add it with the salt.


  • Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 finely chopped onions(about 1/2 cup)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash nutmeg
  • Sandwich
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1/2 pound swiss cheese, cut into 6 slices and the remainder grated to yield 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 pound sliced cold ham


Melt butter in skillet and saute the onions until tender but not brown. Remove from pan and set aside. In the same pan, melt 6 tablespoons of butter, and stir in the flour, making a smooth roux. Add scalded milk and salt and stir until thick and smooth. Add onions and set aside. Butter each slice of bread on one side. On the unbuttered side, place a slice of cheese and a slice of ham. Cover with another slice of bread with the butter on the outside. Grill in heavy skillet, pressing together as you would a grilled cheese sandwich. Cut each sandwich into 4 squares and place in oven-proof dish or on a cookie sheet. Top each with a tablespoon of the sauce, then sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Glaze under broiler until browned.

Yield: 12 servings

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Todale's Naturally Delicious Dessert
Submitted By: Linda Wilson