Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 1-2


  • 40g butter
  • 20g flour
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 100g grated cheddar or gruyere or a mix of both
  • 4 large slices of Brady Family Ultimate Slice Ham
  • 4 slices of medium thick white sourdough (even sizes)
  • Coarse salt, coarse black pepper
  • Pickles to serve or micro greens/cress


  1. Preheat the grill if using (or oven to 200C (400F).
  2. Melt the butter in a pot over a medium heat. Brush one side of each slice of bread. Place butter side up under the grill to toast. Alternatively, just toast the bread in a toaster and then brush one side of each slice with butter (optional).
  3. Need oven tray, baking paper, pastry brush (silicone) and pot.
  4. Add milk to the pot, whisk to combine. Stir in the mustard and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until thickened.
  5. Add a small amount of the béchamel to two slices of bread, the un-toasted side.
  6. Add 1/2 the ham to each of the two slices, top with 1/4 of the cheese on each (reserving the rest for on top).
  7. Top with bread, toasted side facing up. Spread the top with some of the béchamel. Top with remaining cheese divided between each. Grill for 3 – 5 minutes, keeping a close eye or bake for 10 – 15 minutes.
  8. Allow Croque Monsieur to cool for 2 – 3 minutes before slicing in half.
  9. Sprinkle with black pepper and coarse salt before serving.