National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

We celebrate a dish we are all familiar with in some form or another. However, very few people know the history or the meaning of its name. The most basic description of this delicious dish is a piece cheese wrapped in ham and then stuffed inside a butterflied chicken breast. This is then breaded and fried. This dish is a fantastic combination of flavors, preparation techniques, and has become a Parisian classic.

You can celebrate this day by exploring the different versions of this recipe from around the globe. It’s easy enough to adapt it into any culture. It can be found in cultures that ban pork, where they replace it with beef and keep the rest of the dish unchanged. Cordon Bleu simply means that the French considered this dish to be a prize-winning quality. The direct translation is “Blue Ribbon”, and the meaning is the same in every county fair. Because of the impact it had on them they chose “First Place” as the name for this dish.

You can enjoy a variety of delicious variations as a celebration of the day and its auspicious food. There are many variations depending on where you’re calling and where you’re looking. One of the most popular variations is chicken baked rather than fried. This is what is most common in America.

The Schnitzel Cordon Bleu is a variation that is not widely known outside of Switzerland. The main difference is that the meat has been thinned and breaded. Two Schnitzel are then layered with cheese and ham. This variant uses Emmentaler and Gruyere instead of the Swiss cheese that is so popular in American and French versions.

Similar variants are also available in Hungary where veal replaces chicken. However, the filling remains the same. Instead of being folded into a pocket, it is wrapped with cheese and ham inside. It is often served with French fries, mashed potatoes or rice. However, it is not uncommon to serve the dish with any other vegetable, as well as breads.

It’s always a good idea to bring some of your favorite food to work on days when food is celebrated. A batch of smaller versions can be a great way to accomplish this. Cordon Bleu bites can be made by making bite-sized versions of the dish and then rolling them in breadcrumbs. These are deep fried and then skewered using a toothpick.

There are many Cordon Bleu varieties available, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to bring in different flavors from all over the globe. You can’t celebrate Cordon Bleu Day better than by inviting your friends and colleagues to try this multi-cultural dish. You can also show your friends how easy it is to make and share your favorite recipes!


Apr 04 2025


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