Mini Croque Monsieurs

Mini Croque Monsieurs

Serves 12


4 oz. (about ½ container) crème fraîche
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
3 oz. shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese, divided
- kosher salt and freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns, to taste
- pinch nutmeg
4 tbsp. (approx.) Kowalski's Butter, at room temperature
14 slices Kowalski's Signature Steakhouse Table Bread
1 lb. thinly sliced Boar's Head Tavern Ham
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°. 
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together crème fraîche, mustard and ¾ of the cheese. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg; set aside. 
  3. Spread butter on one side of 7 slices of bread; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, butter-side down. 
  4. Evenly divide and spread ½ of the cheese mixture on the buttered bread slices; top evenly with ham.
  5. Place remaining slices of bread on top of ham. Evenly divide and spread the remaining cheese mixture on top of sandwiches; sprinkle with remaining cheese. 
  6. Cut each sandwich into quarters; arrange 1" apart on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake until dark golden and crispy on the edges (about 20 min.); serve hot.


Find It!

  • Find crème fraiche and Gruyère cheese in the Specialty Cheese Case.
  • Find Kowalski's Signature Steakhouse Table Bread in the Bakery Department.
  • Find Boar's Head Tavern Ham in the Deli Department.