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Croque Monsieur Bake

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  White bread slices 12
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 8 Large
  Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Half and half/2 per cent milk 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Half and half cream)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  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.

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45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

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

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