6 Endives, a mix of yellow and purple tipped, washed and dried
6 slices Deli Sliced Ham, preferrably Black Forest
1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Whole Milk, warmed in the microwave
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg, freshly grated
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly ground
1 cup Gruyere Cheese, shredded (or Swiss)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Wrap each endive in a piece of ham, and place them in an 8” square baking dish. It’s over if they touch in the dish, but don’t stack them.
Next, in a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. When it starts to bubble, whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute while whisking. Next, whisk in the milk slowly. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. It will have the consistency of gravy.
Pour the white sauce over the endive, sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Serve immediately.