• 150g of shaved Barkly Smokehouse Grandmother Ham
• 125ml milk
• 125ml cream
• 1 garlic clove, crushed
• 1 bay leaf
• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• 20g butter
• 20g plain flour
• 1 tsp Dijon mustard
• ½ tsp nutmeg
• Croque Monsieur
• 4 thick sliced of white sourdough bread
• 15g Butter, melted
• 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
• 100g gruyere, grated
1 - Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
2 - To make the béchamel sauce, combine the milk, cream, garlic, bay leaf and onion in a small saucepan over a medium heat, Stir frequently and cook until it reaches a gentle boil. Turn the heat off and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Pass the sauce through a sieve if desired.
3 - In a separate pan melt the butter, add the flour and cook over a gentle heat. Gradually add the milk mixture, whisking frequently and bring to a gentle boil until thick and creamy then add the Dijon mustard, nutmeg and some seasoning.
4 - Toast bread lightly then brush each side with melted butter. Add a thin layer of of Dijon to one side then top with a generous layer of the béchamel sauce, grated gruyere, then the shaved ham. Top with the other slice of bread then top sandwich with with another layer of béchamel and grated gruyere.
5 - Bake sandwiches in the oven for 10-15 mins until golden and cheese is melted.
Our one and only Grandmother Ham is available from select delicatessens and grocers in Melbourne, ask for Barkly Smokehouse in your local store now!
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