Friday, April 11, 2008

A Different Turkey Cordon Bleu



I needed a fast dinner last night. Too bad for me that I had planned turkey! So i decided to make a simplified cordon bleu. I used boneless turkey breast, sliced about 3/8" thick. I only regret that I used any salt in the recipe. So, without further verbiage, I present...

TURKEY CORDON BLEU

3 to 4 pounds boneless turkey breast, sliced
1 stick butter
1/2 minced onion
pepper
garlic powder
ham

swiss cheese
chopped parsley
White sauce: 2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup heavy cream
1-1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup white wine
ground pepper
chopped parsley

Melt the butter in the bottom of a broiler pan; add the onion and cook about 1 minute. Place the turkey slices in the butter, then flip to coat both sides. Sprinkle the top with garlic powder and pepper; broil for 6 minu
tes. Remove from the broiler, flip the turkey, sprikle the uncooked side with garlic powder and pepper, and broil for 5 minutes. Remove from the broiler, top each piece with chopped parsley, sliced ham and sliced or grated swiss cheese. Return to the broiler for 2 minutes. While the second half of the turkey is cooking, melt the 2 tbsp butter in a sauce pan. Whisk in the cornstarch until smooth, then the liquids, whisking until smooth after each addition. Heat until thickened. Serve with angel hair tossed with butter and parsley, and white sauce.

Poor Thor didn't get much from this meal; fortunately, he thinks he's an Italian English Mastiff,
and will eat pasta any time! Which is a good thing, since he doesn't believe he's eaten unless he gets some "human" food in his bowl.

2 comments:

Pam said...

Marjie, I gave you an E for Excellent Award!

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This makes my mouth water. I think that turkey cordon blue is what needs to happen for Thanksgiving this year.