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French toast "cordon bleu"

French toast "cordon bleu"

You are probably familiar with those "cordon bleu" chicken breasts filled with ham and melted cheese that so many kids seem to enjoy.

Here's a lighter, bread-based version that is deliciously moist. The bread is dipped in egg, like for French toast, then in a coating of breadcrumbs with herbs before being fried.

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Last modified on: February 12th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
24 min.14 min.38 min.
Preservation: Should be eaten immediately.
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Step by step recipe

1 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #1Cut 4 slices bread fairly thick. This is a good way to use up bread that has started to go dry.

Split each slice horizontally, but without cutting all the way through, to form a "pocket".

Set aside.
5 min.
2 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #2Chop the parsley and coriander . 3 min.
3 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #3Mix the chopped herbs with 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.

Cover and refrigerate until needed.
2 min.
4 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #4In a frying pan, fry 4 slices ham lightly on both sides. 6 min.
5 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #5Fill each slice of bread with a slice of ham and slices of cheese (Comté shown here). 3 min.
6 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #6In a bowl beat 4 eggs briefly with 50 g liquid cream, salt and pepper. 2 min.
7 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #7Pour the beaten eggs into a shallow dish and put the egg and breadcrumb mixture in another. 3 min.
8 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #8Dip both sides of the sandwiches first in the beaten egg... 3 min.
9 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #9...then in the breadcrumb coating.

Prepare all the sandwiches like this.
3 min.
10 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #10Pour 50 g butter and 4 tablespoons oil into a large frying pan on medium heat.

When hot, lay the sandwiches in the pan and cook until golden brown on the first side.
4 min.
11 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #11You can turn the heat down at this stage and cover the pan with a sheet of aluminium foil for 2 or 3 minutes to help melt the cheese, but this is not essential if you are using a soft-paste cheese (see below for more about this).
12 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #12When the underneath is nicely browned, turn the sandwiches over and cook the other side. 4 min.
13 French toast "cordon bleu" : Photo of step #13Serve piping hot.

Remarks

For the cheese, use whatever you prefer, but do note that if you use a hard-paste cheese (Comté, Emmental, etc.) the texture will be less "melting" than with a soft-paste cheese (Saint-Nectaire, Mont d'Or, etc.) - something children usually love.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
10611325 gr1772 gr247 gr
531 %125 %167 %37 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
112935 gr188 gr26 gr
56 %13 %18 %4 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
281 gr442 gr61 gr
133 %31 %42 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 4.26 €
Per person : 1.07 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe by Jacqueline Ury.
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