Friday, April 11, 2008

Baked Ham and Swiss with Mushroom Sauce on Croissants and Fresh Fruit

That's really the title for this recipe! It's from one of my favourite recipe books called "Cooking for the Rushed" by Sandi Richard. This meal makes a great, fancy lunch or brunch, but my husband is happy to have this for supper any day of the week! It's a very grown up sandwich, but our kids like it too.

  • 1 T. butter or margarine
  • 12 mushrooms
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 T. flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 t. ground pepper
  • 1/8 t. nutmeg
  • 6 large croissants
  • 6 slices deli sliced ham (or turkey if you prefer)
  • 6 slices deli sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 small honeydew melon
  • 6 nectarines
  • 1 small bunch green grapes

Preheat oven to 350 F. Heat butter in a non-stick pan at med-high. Wash and chop mushrooms and green onions, adding to pan as you chop. Stir as you add. Stir in flour and gradually add milk until mixture begins to thicken. Add spices, stir and remove from heat.

Cut croissants in half, lengthwise. Place bottom halves on a cookie sheet. Layer each bottom half in this order: 1 slice ham, 1/6 of the mushroom sauce, and 1 slice of cheese. Cover with the top of croissant. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.

While this is baking.... Wash and cut melon and nectarines into slices. Wash grapes and arrange in a very classy sort of way on the serving plates. (Of course, you can use any fruit that your family likes or whatever is in season.) Place the croissant alongside when done. Enjoy!


Karen said...

That Looks sooo yummy... I may make it...without mushrooms, but it sounds so good