Gastronomy The real Cordon-bleu recipe
2016-07-25 23:11:10 TV5MONDE Asie Pacifique

Simply scrumptious! The Cordon bleu is a famous dish in France; maybe one of the favourites among children but generally everyone loves it! ‘Cordon Bleu’ actually means ‘Blue Ribbon’, which refers to the award given to chefs as a result of culinary excellence!
Recipes can vary from ham; veal, chicken, turkey and you can adapt the cheese to your liking as well. After you feel confortable with the basic cordon bleu, why don't you change this recipe to your own personal creation? 
And guess what: it’s incredibly easy to prepare and to cook. Are you ready to have a go?

To make the recipe for four you will need:

4 turkey escalopes
2 slices of cheese (Swiss cheese, Emmental, gruyere…)
1 slice of ham
2 tbsp. of flour
2 beaten eggs
4 tbsp. breadcrumbs (chapelure)
1 pinch of paprika
10g of melted butter
It will take you 15 minutes for preparation, 10 minutes for cooking and a whole day of enjoyment! 
1. Wrap the 4 escalopes and wrap them around some cling film.  Use your pastry roller to flatten them, or use the back of a saucepan to slap them (traditional French way?).
2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper each side of the 4 pieces, and garnish them with respectively 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of ham, and another slice of cheese. Fold into two and press firmly on the edges.
3. Roll these into 2 tbsp. of flour and and dip them into 4 tbsp. of breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with 1 pinch of Paprika. 
4. Heat butter in a pan and cook the cordon bleu until they are golden, it should take around 5 minutes on each side.
Serve with a salad, or potato mash, green peas and you can’t go wrong!
It's ready, and it's wonderful! Bon Appétit!
Would you like to try this recipe? Please do share it with your friends ! Thanks a lot we are looking forward to hearing your reviews.

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