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Sexy Ham & Cheese Panini with Dijon Bechamel Sauce

Published by: Sarah

  • Feb
  • 8

6 T Butter, divided
1 T Flour
1 C ½ & ½ or Heavy Cream
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
¼ C Sweet Onions, sliced thin
Country White Bread, un-sliced
4 Slices Honey or Maple Ham
4 Slices Gruyère Cheese

In a sauce pan over medium high heat, melt 1 T butter & whisk in flour.
Once well blended, whisk in ½ & ½.
Continue to whisk until thickened.
Immediately remove from heat & whisk in mustard.
Set aside.
In a sauté pan, melt 2 T butter & add onions.
Sauté until golden browned. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN!
Remove from heat & let cool slightly.
Slice bread on an angle into two ¾” thick slices.
Brush the inside part of the bread with the Dijon béchamel.
Layer the ham, onions & cheese on the bread & close.
Spread outside of bread with remaining butter.
Grill over medium low heat until cheese is melted & outside is golden.
Serve with a small salad, chips & extra Dijon béchamel on the side.


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