Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 tablespoon(s) margarine or butter

  2. 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour

  3. 1/2 cup(s) whole milk

  4. 1 pinch(s) ground black pepper

  5. 1 pinch(s) ground nutmeg

  6. 1 pinch(s) salt

  7. 8 slice(s) firm white or country-style bread

  8. 2 ounce(s) Gruyere or Swiss cheese , shredded (1/2 cup)

  9. 8 ounce(s) sliced deli baked ham

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon margarine over medium heat. With wire whisk, stir in flour and cook 2 minutes or until mixture browns slightly, stirring frequently. Add milk, pepper, nutmeg, and salt; heat to boiling, stirring until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

  2. To assemble sandwiches: Place 4 slices bread on work surface; top with Gruyère. Arrange ham over cheese, folding slices to fit. Spread about 2 tablespoons sauce on 1 side of each remaining bread slice. Top sandwiches with bread, sauce side down.

  3. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon margarine over medium heat. Arrange sandwiches in skillet with cheese layer on bottom. Cover and cook sandwiches 6 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Turn sandwiches over and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until bread is brown and cheese melts.


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