Take a mental stroll through the French countryside when you taste this Croque Monsieur Tartine recipe. Pair with your favorite French wine for a relaxing evening with friends.
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Croque Monsieur Tartine Recipe


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk slightly warmed
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 French baguette sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4-6 slices deli ham roughly chopped
  • 1-2 cups grated Gruyère cheese substitute Swiss cheese


  • Melt over over medium low heat in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in flour, cook 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in warm milk. Simmer 5-6 minutes, whisking frequently until thickened.
  • Place toasts on a large baking sheet, place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to toast. Watch closely!
  • Top bread with ham and béchamel sauce. Sprinkle generously with cheese.
  • Place back under broiler until cheese is melted and browned. Serve immediately.