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Tartine-Style Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur


For something a little more decadent, feast your eyes and then your mouth on this deluxe sandwich.

                                                             Ingredients

  • Asparagus and spring onions, ends trimmed
  • Olive oil
  • Maldon salt
  • Good bread, cut into thick slices
  • Bechamel sauce
  • Grated Gruyère, Comté or Swiss cheese
  • Fresh thyme

 

                           Directions

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC. Toss the asparagus and spring onions with olive oil and Maldon salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the vegetables until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill. Place the slices of bread on a sheet pan and grill them about a minute on each side. Remove pan from the oven. Spread about a tablespoon of bechamel over each slice of bread. Top with the roasted vegetables. Top with grated cheese to taste.
  3. Grill until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown. Sprinkle with the fresh thyme and serve immediately.

 

Recipe: Alexandra Cooks

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