A combination of chipotle-spiked béchamel and mild Comté cheese melt together to create the rich, creamy center in this pressed “toastie” sandwich.

Jeremiah Stone
Jeremiah Stone
Fabian von Hauske
Fábian von Hauske
October 2020


Credit: Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Thom Driver

Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt unsalted butter in a medium saucepan over medium. Stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Whisk in milk until smooth. Cook over medium, stirring constantly, until thickened to a thick gravy consistency, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in chipotle and salt. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add onion; cook, stirring often, until browned and tender, about 14 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Assemble each sandwich in this order: 1 bread slice, 2 slices Petit Jesu, 1/3 cup grated cheese, 2 tablespoons chipotle mixture, 2 chopped prunes, salt to taste, 1 tablespoon cooked onions, 2 slices Petit Jesu, and 1 bread slice. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 3 more sandwiches. Brush outside of bread with clarified butter.

  • Working in batches if necessary, place sandwiches in a preheated electric sandwich toaster, and cook until browned and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.


Sandwiches may be cooked in a skillet over medium until golden and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Suggested Pairing

Substantial California Rosé.