Escalope cordon bleu


Escalope cordon bleu
Escalope cordon bleu, or "cordon bleu", is a great classic of French family cooking: a cutlet of poultry (often chicken) that is folded over a slice of ham, béchamel sauce and strips of cheese, then breaded and baked in the oven.

It's a delicacy that most French children have eaten at home, or at the canteen.
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Last modified on: March 31th 2024

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1 hour 1 min.32 min.1 hour 33 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Escalope cordon bleu

Filling the cordons bleus

Place a chicken fillet in front of you, on a sheet of baking paper laid out on a chopping board.

Turn the tip of the fillet towards you.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Slit the fillet from top to bottom with a knife, but without cutting it in 2 completely...

Stage 3
Escalope cordon bleu
...we want to be able to open it as a wallet afterwards.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Lay a second sheet of baking paper over the fillet, then tap it (quite hard) with a pan...

Stage 5
Escalope cordon bleu
...to flatten the fillet finely.

Season the top and bottom of each fillet with salt and pepper.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Spread a layer of béchamel over the top of the fillet.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Place a slice of ham on top, fill in the holes and cut off any excess fillet.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Spread a second layer of béchamel over the ham.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Place large slices of Comté cheese a little to the right of the middle of the fillet.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Using the sheet of baking paper, fold the chicken breast over itself...

Stage 11
Escalope cordon bleu
...then peel off the top sheet of paper.

Your cordon bleu is ready for breading.

Stage 12 - 20 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Do this for all the chicken fillets and set aside in a cool place.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Escalope cordon bleu

The breadcrumbs

Pour into an 100 g flour plate, then into another beaten 2 eggs plate, and into a 3rd 150 g breadcrumbs plate.

Place the 3 plates side by side on your work surface: 1) Flour, 2) Egg, 3) Breadcrumbs, and at the end an empty plate.

Stage 14 - 1 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Roll a cordon bleu in flour to flour it completely, tapping to remove excess flour.

Stage 15 - 1 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Dip the floured cordon bleu into the beaten eggs.

Stage 16 - 1 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
And finally in the breadcrumbs.

Stage 17 - 20 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Place it on the final plate.

Do this for all the cordons bleus.

Stage 18 - 4 min.
Escalope cordon bleu

Cooking

Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F).

In an ovenproof skillet, melt 30 g butter and 30 g oil over high heat.

When hot, place the cordons bleus in the skillet...

Stage 19 - 8 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
...and brown them well on each side (about 3-4 minutes)

Stage 20 - 20 min.
Escalope cordon bleu
Then bake for 20 minutes at 180°C (360°F).

Stage 21
Escalope cordon bleu
When the cheese just starts to come out, you can be sure that your cordons bleus are ready.

Stage 22
Escalope cordon bleu
Serve immediately.
Remarks
This recipe can be used with other poultry, but also with veal escalope.

If you don't have Comté, use another cheese to suit your taste.

It's a recipe that all children love, which is why you can easily find many ready-made cordons bleus on the market, inexpensive and, alas, of very mediocre quality.
Try making them yourself, you'll see what a success you'll have!

The recipe can easily be prepared in advance, filling the fillets first, then putting them in the fridge for the next day and breading/cooking, or even freezing them for later.

Once breaded, however, it's best to cook them without delay, or freeze them.
Keeping
Enjoy immediately.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,912 Kcal or 20,566 Kj361 gr212 gr291 gr
246 %139 %20 %44 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
233 Kcal or 976 Kj17 gr10 gr14 gr
12 %7 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,228 Kcal or 5,141 Kj90 gr53 gr73 gr
61 %35 %5 %11 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Sourdough, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 21.89 €
  • Per person : 5.47 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cubed salad, Jura bread, Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Hearty potato and ham gratin, Potato gratin, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Small green vegetables in Mornay sauce, Moussaka, Gratin of Jerusalem artichokes à la Comtoise, Thin spinach and potato tart, Scallops au gratin, ... All
BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese, Greek-style stuffed courgettes, Scallops au gratin, Crunchy little pieces of fish, Fish "à la Bordelaise", ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cannelés, Chocolate eclairs, Fougasse with bacon and Comté, Leek and tuna loaf, Oatmeal and apple cookies, ... All
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