Homemade cheesy cordon bleu
Cordon bleu are pretty much a french classic, it's a chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese that is breaded and fried or baked to seal all the goodness inside. They sell it a lot here in the supermarkets and I know how convenient it is to go home, unwrap the cordon bleu and just cook it. But this one is way better than the very industrialized one they sell. Not here to make you feel guilty, I'm far from perfect and you already know how polluting the junk food industry is. Just trying to make something better everyday!
So here is a recipe to make if you have an extra 10-12 minutes than what you usually spend prepping dinner. You'll get rewarded with an amazing crispy oustide cordon bleu, generous in cheese and delicious.
Homemade cheesy cordon bleu (serves 2) :
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 slice of ham
- 2 slice of Raclette cheese
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp flour
- 70-100g breadcrumbs
- A little bit of butter
- Salt and pepper
Slice the chicken breast lengthwise (not all the way throgugh) to get a "wallet" shape.
With a meat tenderizer (or a rolling pin), hit the meat until you get a thin cut.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Add half a slice of ham and a slice of cheese to each.
Fold the chicken and try to seal the edges really well to keep the cheese from melting out.
In a shallow bowl, add flour and season with salt and pepper. In a second bowl add egg. In a third bowl add breadcrumb.
Dip the cordon bleu into the flour, then egg, then breadcrumb. Be generous.
Preheat the oven at 180°C/350°F.
Add the butter to a pan and fry the cordon bleu 5 minutes on each side so it's crispy.
Transfere to a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.