Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Type of Monte Carlo Sandwich

Type of Monte Carlo Sandwich
(4 servings)


3 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
3 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
2¼ cups Milk
½ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Black Pepper
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
8 Slices Country French Bread
2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
½ lb. Virginia Ham, sliced
½ lb. Roasted Turkey, sliced
2 cups Gruyere Cheese, grated (see note)


In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Whisk in flour stirring for 1 minute.  Slowly add the milk while whisking and continue to whisk until sauce thickens (8-10 minutes).  Bring sauce to a boil and continue stirring for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and add the salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Stir to distribute evenly, pour into a glass container and cover with plastic warp.  Refrigerate unto an hour to cool.  Lay 4 slices of bread on counter and spread mustard evenly on them.  Spread a ¼ cup of sauce over mustard on each slice.  Divide ham and then turkey evenly over the 4 slices.  Sprinkle a ¼ cup of cheese over the turkey on each slice.  Top these with the remaining 4 slices of bread.  Top these slices with the sauce equally and then evenly divide the remaining cheese over the sauce.  Now place the sandwiches on a parchment-lined baking dish.  Put in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.  Remove and let rest 5 minutes before slicing in half and serving.

Note:               Gruyere cheese is expensive.  So you can use any other kind of Swiss cheese or even try something different.

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