Smokey Croque Monsieur | Croque-monsieur fumé

Smokey Croque Monsieur

Makes 2 Sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins


4 Maison Cousin® Belgian bread slices ¼ inch thick

2 slices Emmental cheese halved

4 thin smoked ham slices

1/2 cup grated Smoked Gouda

2 tbsp. Butter

Béchamel Sauce

1/4 cup butter

3 tbsp. flour

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup 10% cream

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

2 tsp. Herb de Provence

Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Add flour; whisk until butter and flour are smooth and it becomes a light honey colour, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Slowly add milk and cream. Continue to whisk until sauce is thickened and thinly coats the back of a spoon, roughly 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard, nutmeg, herb de province; season with salt and pepper.


  1. Preheat oven to broil. Evenly spread butter on all four bread slices and place butter side up on a lined baking sheet.  Toast bread until golden brown 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. Flip over two bread slices butter side down and spread each with 2 tbsp. of béchamel sauce. Top the slices with ham and emmental. Place other bread slice on top.
  3. Finish each sandwich with 1 tbsp. of sauce and ¼ cup of Gouda.
  4. Broil for 5 -8 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Smokey Croque Monsieur

Total Time: 25 mins Makes 2 Sandwiches Béchamel Sauce1/4 cup butter3 tbsp. flour1 cup whole milk1/2 cup 10% cream1 tbsp. Dijon mustard1/4 tsp. nutmeg2 tsp. Herb de ProvenceSalt and pepper to taste