Sue’s Country Ham and Swiss Florentine

Sue’s Country Ham and Swiss Florentine

Submitted by: Susan Courtney

Serving Size: 4/6

Qty Ingredient
6 to 8 slicesrye bread
4 tablespoonsflour
6 tablespoonsbutter
1 1/2 teaspoonsground mustard
5 cupsmilk, skim or 2%
8 eggs
1/4 cupsgreen onion, chopped
3/4 cupstomato, chopped
4 ouncesswiss cheese, shredded
8 ouncesham, low fat, chopped
4 tablespoonshorseradish mustard
3 cupsspinach, fresh, chopped
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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Grease 8x8 inch baking pan with olive oil.
  3. Spread 2 tablespoons of mustard on one side of enough slices of rye bread to cover the bottom of the baking pan. Repeat on an equal number of rye slices to form a top layer. Place first layer of bread in the pan, mustard-side up. Cover the layer of bread with ham, cheese, tomato (reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish), and onion. Place remaining bread mustard-side down on the layers. Beat together eggs, 2½ cups milk, and ground mustard. Pour this over the ingredients layered in the pan. Place in oven and bake 1 hour or until set. Let the casserole cool while making the sauce.
  4. For sauce, melt butter in 2 quart saucepan. Add flour and blend well. Gradually add 2½ cups milk and heat until thickened and bubbly. Add 2½ cups spinach and stir for 2 minutes. Serve on plates sprinkled with remaining spinach. Ladle desired amount of sauce over each portion and garnish with chopped tomato.