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Club Recipes

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur is a delicious French ham and cheese sandwich,
made with gruyere, parmesan, ham and a simple béchamel sauce, toasted
in the oven. This recipe makes four sandwiches. 

  • Prep Time - 10 minutes

  • Cook Time - 20 minutes

  • Total Time - 30 minutes

  • Yield - 4 sandwiches 



Béchamel sauce::

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (½ stick)

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1½ cups whole milk

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Dash of ground nutmeg


  • 8 thin slices white sandwich bread

  • 5 ounces good quality ham, about 8 slices

  • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese or Emmental cheese, grated (about 2½ cups)

  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


Béchamel sauce:

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes. Gradually add milk, stirring well until the mixture is smooth. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened.

Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard and nutmeg. Set aside while you make the sandwiches.


Assemble sandwiches:

Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

Spread each bread slice with a layer of béchamel, spreading it all the way to the edges. Place 4 slices of bread, béchamel side up, on prepared baking sheet.

Top each with two pieces of ham, a handful of gruyere, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Place remaining slices of bread on top, béchamel side up, then top with remaining gruyere and parmesan cheese.

Bake for about 5-6 minutes, until cheese is melted, and then turn the oven to broil and broil until the cheese on top is lightly golden, 2-4 minutes.



Ron York

Head Chef

Glendale Golf Club 

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