On The Grill
by Andrea Alden
I believe there will be cheese in this recipe
- 3 tbsp. butter
- +/- 1/3 cup of flour
- 1¼ cups milk
- pinch of nutmeg
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat the grill to around 400°F and start making the Béchamel Sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat using your side burner. Once melted, add the nutmeg, and flour. Whisk to combine, allowing the butter-flour mixture to cook for approximately 2 minutes. While the flour mixture is cooking, slice your Italian Herb Focaccia in half.
A little at a time, add the milk to the flour mixture, whisking until completely combined each time. If the sauce is too thick for your tastes, add more milk 2 tsp. at a time. If the sauce is too thin, allow it to simmer down.
While the sauce is simmering down, lightly toast the sliced Focaccia over direct heat.
Once toasty, and the sauce is nice and thick, it is time to assemble the sandwich. Start by spreading a generous amount of the Béchamel sauce on the top and bottom of the Focaccia, then layering enough slices of swiss to cover the bottom half of the Focaccia bread, followed by a couple layers of ham, and a final layer of swiss cheese.
Place the top half of the Focaccia on top, optionally cover with the shredded cheese. Grill the sandwich, using indirect heat, for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted and everything is nice and hot.
Slice the sandwich into quarters and serve with any leftover Béchamel for dipping and a nice salad.
layer on the good stuff
top with cheese
back on the grill, indirect heat
Pull it off the grill
Serve, much to everyone's delight
Croque Monsieur On The Grill is a great way to eat gourmet while not eating a heavy meal that is overly hot. It’s delicious and semi-traditional French cuisine, ideal for summer with a fresh salad, or in the cooler months with a nice side of soup. What do you barbecue for dinner when you need to beat the heat? Tell us what you’re eating when it’s way too hot by sharing on our social pages like Grills Facebook and Grills Instagram, using the hashtags #HotWeatherBBQ and #NapoleonGrill.
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