Croque Monster

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Croque Monster

Recipe Provided by St. James Cheese Company


·      2 cups crème fraîche

·      1 egg yolk

·      1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg

·      Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

·      Shredded cheese, mix of alpine style cheeses (Gruyere, Comte, or Scharfe Maxx)

·      2 thick slices Pullman loaf bread

·      French ham


-      To make croque sauce, whisk yolk and crème fraiche together, add nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste

-      Layer about 2 tablespoons of croquet sauce, ham, and shredded cheese between two slices of Pullman bread/Texas toast

-      Top with two tablespoons of sauce and a handful of shredded cheese

-      Finish off by melting top with a brûlée torch until cheese is browned

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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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