Cordon bleu is a nice and classic dish for dinner. A Cordon bleu is meat wrapped around some cheese and sometimes ham, then it’s breaded in flour, egg and bread crumbs and fried. We have been told that the first Cordon bleu has its origin in Switzerland and goes back to around the 1940s were it was made with veal. One time we had processed Cordon bleus for dinner and decided to try making our own – and we’re so happy that we did. The processed Cordon bleu can’t be compare at all to the homemade ones. They are just way more delicious! The fact that you can use ingredients of a certain quality means a lot. The processed Cordon bleus you can buy at the supermarket, in fancy and good looking card board boxes, are typically made from the cheapest ingredients and packed with different artificial additives. The ingredients used in this recipe are simple and fresh.
These Cordon bleus are very easy to make and loved by kids and adults. A Cordon bleu is made by cutting open a chicken fillet and filling it with a thin slice of cheese and ham. The chicken fillet is then closed with a toothpick, breaded and pan fried in some oil. Then you have a golden and super delicious Cordon bleu – the chicken together with the slice of ham and the melted cheese is just wonderful. We have made this dish many times and we usually serve it with a simple salad like this coleslaw or this tomato salad with fresh mozzarella and red onions. And then we normally bake some fresh flutes.
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Cheese and Ham
Preparation time: 30 min
Danish title: Kylling Cordon bleu med ost og skinke
2 chicken fillets
2 slices of cheese
2 thin slices of ham
Step 1: Cut open the side of the chicken fillet and place a slice of cheese and ham on each side.
Step 2: Close the chicken like a sandwich and secure the edges with toothpicks.
Step 3: Beat an egg in a deep plate using an fork. Pour some all-purpose flour in another deep plate and some bread crumbs in a third deep plate. Mix some salt with the bread crumbs.
Step 4: Dip the chicken fillet in the flour, then in the beaten egg and finally roll it in the bread crumbs.
Step 5: Heat up a frying pan with some oil. Fry the Cordon bleu at medium heat on both sides for about 10 minutes.
By Kim Nielsen