Brunches seem to be the same around here—eggs, bacon and toast. Yet my mission is to switch things up and start eating fresh. My Rockin’ Ham & Swiss Croissants recipe uses fresh all-butter gourmet croissants, sliced deli ham and Swiss cheese—all found at Sobeys.
For the side, I chose Sobeys’ ready-to-go fresh fruit platter with watermelon, strawberries, blueberries and melons. YUM!
It’s easy to try this recipe at home (and SO worth it). Here’s what you need to know:
Tammi’s Ham and Swiss Mushroom Croissants
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
2 large fresh croissants, halved horizontally
4 slices of deli ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Sauté mushrooms until tender and liquid has evaporated.
Whisk in flour, and then gradually stir in the milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens enough to coat a wooden spoon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Lay bottom halves of croissants on a baking sheet. Top with 2 slices of ham, 2 slices of Swiss cheese, and spoon over mushroom sauce. Top with the other half of the croissant.
Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Enjoy warm.
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