Pork Cordon Bleu

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Pork “cordon bleu” is a simple, yet satisfying dish for both the cook and the diners.  “Cordon bleu” is from L’Ordre des Chevaliers du Saint Esprit, a 1578 AD elite group of French knights.  Apparently the group became known for their extravagant and luxurious banquets, known as “cordon bleu” (blue ribbon).

Ingredients Serves 4
Pork steaks 4
Ham slices 4
Swiss cheese 50 gm
Flour
Egg 1
Milk 100 ml
Bread crumbs 2 cups
Sauce
Cream of chicken soup 100 ml
All-purpose whipping cream 500 ml
Mix together and stir constantly over stove on low heat.  When sauce is hot, pour into dish to be served over the chicken cordon bleu.

Cooking Method

Flatten pork steaks with meat tenderizing hammer.  Wrap a slice of ham around a piece of cheese about 5 cm long and 0.5 cm wide and then wrap the pork steak around the ham and cheese.

Dip the steaks in flour, then in the egg wash (the beaten egg in 100 ml milk) and then in finely crushed bread crumbs.  Brown in hot oil about 4 minutes a side.

Finish the pork cordon bleu in the microwave on medium for around one minute to ensure the cheese has melted.