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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 40 minutes


1 take & Bake Baguette
Thick Sliced Ham cut in quarters
Swiss Cheese cut in 8ths
1 pre-made Roasted Pork Loin, Lechon or Carnitas from the freshly prepared meals counter at the Grocer
12 oz Grated Gruyere
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups hot milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch nutmeg
sliced Cornichons

Pre-heat oven to 350

Bake Baguette & slice as many as you need

Butter both sides of bread

Pull heated pork apart & place on bread

Layer Swiss cheese, cornichons & mustard

Top bread

Place in a George Foreman or Panini Press & grill sandwichs till golden brown

On the stovetop melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan and add the flour all at once, stirring with a spoon for 2 minutes.

Slowly pour the hot milk into the butter–flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thickened.

Off the heat add the salt, pepper, nutmeg & 1/2 cup grated Gruyere.

Brush sauce & sprinkle remainder gruyere on top of sandwiches

Place finished sandwiches in the broiler broil for 4 minutes

Pairs Well With


Cuban sandwiches called medianoches are the rage in Miami especially after a late night of partying nothing soaks the alcohol better. My Mom on the other hand makes thee BEST Croque Monsieurs, I figured why not combine the 2, make them mini sized & serve at parties & keep in the fridge for myself whenever I need a quick sandwich.

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