XXL Turkey Cordon Bleu

If you thought chicken cordon bleu was good, then you have to try this recipe for an XXL turkey cordon bleu, jam-packed with extra ham & cheese. Wrap that tender, juicy turkey around the fillings, fry it up, top it off with a creamy white sauce, and prepare yourself, because some magic is going to happen once you take the first bite. This masterpiece is technically big enough to feed the whole family, but we wouldn't judge if you kept most of it for yourself! 

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 2½ hours
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

  • 2 x 2 lb turkey breasts
  • 2 lbs sliced ham
  • 1 x 2 lb block of cheddar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 whisked eggs for the egg wash
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 11 cups bread crumbs
  • creamy white sauce
  • chopped parsley
  • cooking oil for frying

Here's How:

1. Lay a large layer of sliced ham on a clean work surface, then roll the block of cheddar cheese up in it.

Ein Stück Cheddar wird auf mehrere Scheiben Kochschinken gelegt

2. Make a butterfly cut in both turkey breasts, then unfold them next to one another on your clean work surface. Season the turkey breasts with salt and pepper, then snugly roll the ham & cheese filling up inside the turkey. For the best results, wrap the whole thing up in plastic wrap, transfer it to the refrigerator, and let it chill for 6 hours so that it will stay together better during the next steps. 

In kochschinken eingewickelter Cheddar wird in einer aufgeschnittenen Putenbrust eingewickelt

3. Preheat the oven to 300°F, heat a large pan filled with cooking oil on the stove, and set up the breading with separate dishes for the whisked eggs, flour, and bread crumbs. Remove the stuffed turkey breast from the refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap, then dredge it in egg wash, coat it in flour, and cover it in bread crumbs. Briefly fry the breaded turkey on all sides in hot cooking oil. Place the fried turkey cordon bleu on a baking tray, transfer the baking tray to the oven, and bake at 300°F for 2–2½ hours. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, and when it reaches 150°F, remove the turkey cordon bleu from the oven. To serve, top everything off with a creamy white sauce and chopped parsley.

Riesiges Cordon bleu mit Cheddar und Béchamelsauce

Even the biggest cordon bleu connoisseurs won't be able to get over this incredible recipe. Big enough for the whole family, easy to prepare, and irresistibly delicious – this truly is a blue ribbon recipe! 


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