Media Noirs
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking 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
  • Mustard
  • sliced Cornichons
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Bake Baguette & slice as many as you need
  3. Butter both sides of bread
  4. Pull heated pork apart & place on bread
  5. Layer Swiss cheese, cornichons & mustard
  6. Top bread
  7. Place in a George Foreman or Panini Press & grill sandwichs till golden brown
  8. 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.
  9. Slowly pour the hot milk into the butter–flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thickened.
  10. Off the heat add the salt, pepper, nutmeg & 1/2 cup grated Gruyere.
  11. Brush sauce & sprinkle remainder gruyere on top of sandwiches
  12. Place finished sandwiches in the broiler broil for 4 minutes
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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.