Thursday, March 03, 2016

Turkey cordon bleu

I had one escalope of turkey left and wanted to have it for lunch on Wednesday. What to do? Cordon bleu, of course!.  I pounded the escalope to flatten it a little more. Then I lined it with some leftover grated lardons (smoked bacon) and a layer of grated cheese. I rolled the whole thing up, wrapped it in plastic wrap and let it rest for about twenty minutes to set.

A rolled cordon bleu, whether veal, chicken, or turkey, is easier to make and prettier than the chicken Kiev that we recently made.

During that time I started the oven and prepared the coating by seasoning some flour, beating an egg, and putting some panko breadcrumbs in a bowl. I unwrapped the cordon bleu, rolled it in the seasoned flour, then in the egg, and lastly in the breadcrumbs. It went into a 180ºC (350ºF) oven for what turned out to be about 35 minutes. As you can see, I served it with some leftover out-of-focus peas. A tasty lunch!

4 comments:

  1. That really looks good...and far prettier, as you say!
    Can you get "out of focus peas" in tins... or do you have to freeze your own?

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  2. Even when you roll an escalope, you do it with style :) Nice photo, and the peas make a nice color contrast.

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  3. Yummy! Good to know Ken's plane arrived safely.

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