National Cordon Bleu Day:
Celebrated on April 4th every year. The day is to celebrate a delicious dish “Cordon bleu” made by the combination of chicken breast and cheese.
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Why Cordon Bleu Day?
The day is to celebrate a delicious dish “Cordon bleu” made by the combination of chicken breast and cheese.
The Cordon bleu is a dish made up of meat being wrapped around cheese. The Main ingredients are chicken breast, cheese, ham, and breadcrumbs.even pork cordon bleu is available in which chicken breast is replaced by pork and a slice of ham.The meat is wrapped around cheese and deep fried.
The dish is popular in most of the countries with little alterations in the ingredients.Hence called by different names.In Muslim populated countries, mutton or beef is also added instead of ham or pork.Thus, becomes a halal dish.
How we can Celebrate or Observe Cordon Bleu Day:
Just try to post different varieties of cordon bleu recipe with the same or different ingredients using the Hashtag #tryCordonbleu, #CordonBleuDay, #ChickenCordonBleuDay on social media.Try cordon bleu with your colleagues in the office.Thus, spreading the joy of flavor to others.
Interesting Facts About Cordon Bleu Day:
There are vast recipes around us to prepare Cordon bleu.but the exact way to prepare is to cut the meat almost as two pieces, but leaving it connected at the edges which are often denoted as Butterfly cut or Spatchcocking.Later to place a cheese slice or ham and melted cheese.Finally is then rolled and deep-fried or pan-fried.Varieties of dish can be prepared by baking rather than frying.Coating with breadcrumbs is optional.however, it adds more taste when it is deep fried.
Cordon bleu is served with French Fries or rice and tomato sauce traditionally.even small size cordon bleu were prepared and becomes popular ever since.Thus, becoming a multi-international and delicious food because of the easy preparation recipes.
And Here is the simple cordon bleu recipe for you
Step 1: Take some bread crumbs and toast it for 2 to 3 minutes or until it becomes golden color and keep aside.This toasting method of breadcrumbs adds more flavor to the dish.
Step 2: Slice the chicken breast, leaving the edge to get it connected. Stuff with cheese. You can add ham or mushroom if you want. since I personally don’t like ham, I don’t add here.
Step 3: Coat it with mayonnaise and dip in egg mixture to make it more crispy
Step 4: finally sprinkle with bread crumbs and deep fry it.
Step 5: Cut into two pieces horizontally and garnish with Coriander leaves before Serving. Serves along with tomato sauce and French fries.
Just try this out at your home and enjoy the Cordon bleu day with the Cordon bleu dish.
History of Cordon Bleu Day:
The origin of this is uncertain, however, there is an interesting history for cordon bleu itself.
Though it is reported to be originated from Switzerland.The use of chicken breast instead of Veal is said to be an American dish. Since Cincinnati Gourmet Stanley demos mentioned in Cincinati Enquirer, that to use chicken instead of veal before some decades ago, exactly by the year 1967.
The term “Cordon Bleu” is derived from French, which means “blue ribbon”.In accordance with the book Larousse Gatronomique, Cordon bleu is a blue ribbon apparently worn by the highly ranked knights of Henri III of France.Later the same name is given to the food prepared by high standard cooks.The ribbons present in the cook aprons were also made up of blue color.
The Dish is mentioned as “Chicken Cordon Bleu” in the Newspaper ”The New York Times” in around 1967.Probably the origin of this dish is to be in Switzerland where it is popular as “Schnitzel” during the year 1940.