Croque Monsieur Bake
|White bread slices||12|
|Vegetable oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Dijon mustard||2 Tablespoon|
|Half and half/2 per cent milk||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Half and half cream)|
|Ham||8 Small, thinly sliced|
|Cheddar cheese/Swiss cheese||3 Cup (48 tbs), grated|
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (or 180C) twice. Once for toasting the bread slices and next for baking the croque monsieur at 350 degrees.
2. In a large baking sheet, place the bread slices in layers and bake it in the center rack of a preheated oven for 20 minutes, turning the slices over halfway through.
3. Grease a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with oil. Keep aside.
4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the Dijon mustard. Whisk in the milk and salt and keep aside.
5. Place 6 slices of the toasted bread in a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Pour one-third of the egg mixture evenly over the top. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese, spread the ham slices over the cheese and again sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. 6. Place the remaining 6 bread slices over the cheese and press down firmly. Pour the remaining egg mixture evenly over the top and repeat with sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese. Cover the dish and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
7. When ready to bake the croque-monsieur, place the dish in the bottom third of a preheated oven. Bake the dish, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
8. Cut and serve the croque-monsieur with a bowl of asparagus-spinach salad.
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 217
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24 g37.4%
Saturated Fat 12.6 g62.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 246.1 mg82%
Sodium 604 mg25.2%
Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.4%
Dietary Fiber 0.53 g2.1%
Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 33 g65.1%
Vitamin A 13.4% Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 33.5% Iron 7.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet