Croque Monsieurs a la Rachelle My take on French grilled cheese and ham sammys

food network
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
15 ingredients
4 servings

Categories:  ham , french , spring , winter , sandwich , main-dish , bread , fall , gruyere , summer , lunch , grilling , swiss-cheese ,
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  • 8 slices good quality white bread, buy bread at in-store fresh bakery section of a large market or local bakery and have it sliced for you
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, eyeball it
  • 2 tablespoons prepared dijon mustard, plus extra to pass at the table
  • 3/4 pound french or french style ham, such as mandrange, deli sliced or, sliced boiled ham
  • 2/3 pound thinly sliced gruyere or swiss cheese (recommended: emmentaler)
  • 1 small jar cornichons or baby gherkin pickles, available on condiment aisle of market
  • 1 small jar pickled onions, also available on condiments aisle


Serving Size (117.9 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 339.07 Calories from Fat 241.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26.83g 165.09%
Saturated Fat 14.32g 286.36%
Trans Fat 0.73g %
Cholesterol 97.88mg 130.5%
Sodium 1317.15mg 219.53%
Total Carbohydrate 9.23g 12.3%
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g 3.19%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 14.99g 119.89%
Vitamin A 554.55IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 12.57mg% Iron 1.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
half-and-half or milk, prepared dijon mustard, or, sliced, gruyere or swiss cheese, or, small, pickled onions, small