How to make it

  • Prepare ahead
  • Steps 1 and 2 can be completed 2 hours ahead.
  • Cut 4oz (115g) of the cheese into thin slices and shred the rest.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the flour and let bubble without browning for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the milk. Simmer, whisking often, until smooth and thick. Add the shredded cheese and mustard and stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Position a broiler rack 6in (15cm) from the heat and preheat the broiler. Toast the bread slices on 1 side only
  • . Spread the untoasted sides lightly with butter, then top 4 slices with the ham and sliced cheese.
  • Press the remaining 4 bread slices on top, toasted sides up, and spread with the cheese mixture.
  • Broil about 2 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and golden brown. Serve at once.

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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    I went to Paris after college and this was my lunch everyday. Wow, that was a long time ago!!
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    A great post - thanks very much!
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