For the béchamel: combine milk, garlic, and thyme in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until simmering. Meanwhile, melt butter in a separate saucepan. Add flour to butter and whisk for 2 minutes. Strain warm milk into flour mixture, and discard the garlic and thyme. Whisk the mixture frequently until sauce is thick and somewhat elastic, about 4 minutes. Remove béchamel from heat and whisk in nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
To assemble sandwiches: Preheat broiler. Place 4 slices of bread on a baking sheet and spread the top of each piece with mustard. Top each slice with 2 pieces of ham and ½ c Emmentaler. Top with remaining 4 slices of bread. Spread the top of each sandwich with béchamel sauce and sprinkle with remaining Emmentaler, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and herbes de Provence. Broil until golden brown and bubbling, 6-7 minutes. Season with black pepper, to taste. Let sandwiches rest 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Note: To transform your Croque Monsieur into a Croque Madame, top each sandwich with 1 egg fried sunny-side up.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (279g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Recipe|
|Calories from Fat: 1086 (91%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 120.6g||161 %|
|Saturated Fat 39.2g||196 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 54.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 15.9g|
|Cholesterol 136.6mg||42 %|
|Sodium 2047mg||71 %|
|Potassium 498mg||13 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 9.5g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.1g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 7.4g|
|Protein 19.3g||28 %|
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Calories per serving: 1196
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