Croque Monsieur pour Vous et le Pup

April 2007
Croque Monsieur pour Vous et le Pup

by 5 people

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This French grilled sandwich is sure to please your pup. Always check with your vet about which foods are appropriate for you to share with your pet.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 5 mins

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch ground or grated nutmeg (for the peoples sammies only)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (for the peoples sammies only)
  • 8 slices  sandwich bread
  • 8 slices  deli ham
  • 8 slices  Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  1. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season the sauce with salt to taste. Reserve one-quarter of the sauce for the dogs sammy. Season the remaining sauce with the pepper and nutmeg and whisk in the mustard.
  2. Spread one side each of 6 bread slices with the peoples sauce. Use to make 3 sammies with 2 slices each of ham and cheese. Spread the remaining 2 bread slices with the dogs sauce and then assemble the sammy using the remaining ham and cheese; keep separate.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Add the sammies and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 4 minutes total. Chop up the pups sammy and let cool, but eat yours hot!