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  • Croque monsieur, a sandwich. Yep. Toasted ham and cheese.

  • But, knowing you, it's going to be more than just ham and cheese.

  • The skill is to make a fabulous bechamel,

  • which is a classic white sauce.

  • It's the base of lasagne, cauliflower cheese.

  • Starts off with the milk, and we're just going to get that heated up.

  • As I remember, when I do it, melt the butter, add the flour

  • until you get, like, a ball.

  • No, no, no, no.

  • You just cook it out to a thick paste.

  • How do you know when the flour's cooked out?

  • Taste. It's the only way.

  • If you can't taste the flour, it's cooked.

  • If you can taste the flour, it's not cooked.

  • It is as simple as that.

  • So the milk's always got to be warm, hasn't it? Yep.

  • Otherwise, it just won't incorporate the flour and butter.

  • If you don't put the milk in bit by bit,

  • you're going to end up with lumps.

  • What consistency do you want yours?

  • Well, runny enough to spread, thick enough to not fall out the sandwich.

  • Yep, that's right. Exactly that.

  • Salt, pepper, French mustard

  • and a little bit of Worcestershire sauce.

  • I've got some cheddar cheese

  • that I'm going to put inside the sauce.

  • Now we're going slice our ham.

  • The fat for me is important

  • because there's a huge amount of flavour in the fat,

  • and it also helps to keep it all moist, as well.

  • So we start off with the white sauce.

  • Little bit of French mustard.

  • The gruyere really lifts this sandwich.

  • I'm now going to fry it in a pan of butter.


  • We're going to colour it

  • and then we're going to bake it in the oven

  • and get it cooking and oozing full of butter.

  • That is super yummy.

  • Look at that.

  • Why do you now want to put that in the oven?

  • Cos that looks ready to me.

  • Everything in the centre of that sandwich is cold

  • and it needs warming up.

  • How long's it in there?

  • It's going to be in there for four, five minutes.

  • Now I'm going to take out the sandwich.

  • AS JOEY TRIBBIANI: How you doing?

  • Very, very happy with that.

  • There you are. Croque monsieur and a green salad.

Croque monsieur, a sandwich. Yep. Toasted ham and cheese.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/26
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