Emerilized chicken cordon bleu

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N 6-ounce chicken breasts, cut
\N \N In half and pounded into
\N \N Thin scallops
8 \N Thin slices of prosciutto
8 \N Thin slices of Desoto Cheese
\N \N (2 inches by 2 inches by 1/4
\N \N Inch)
1 cup Flour
2 \N Eggs, slightly beaten with 2
\N \N TB milk
1 cup Herbed bread crumbs
\N \N Oil for sauteeing
\N \N Salt and pepper
1 cup Smoked tomato butter sauce,
\N \N Hot, recipe follows
2 cups Mashed potatoes, hot
2 tablespoons Chiffonade of basil
2 tablespoons Grated St. John's Cheese
\N \N Essence

For the chicken: Season each side of the chicken scallops with salt and pepper. Lay on scallop flat and layer 2 pieces of the prosciutto, 2 pieces of the Desoto cheese and top with a meat scallop. Carefully dredge the chicken in flour. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, letting any excess drip off. Finally dredge the chicken in the herb crumbs, coating each side completely. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the pan is smoking hot, add the chicken. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on a paper-lined plate. Season with Essence. Spoon the smoked tomato butter sauce in the center and around the edges of the plate.

Mound the potatoes in the center of the sauce. Lay the chicken across the potatoes. Garnish with the basil, grated cheese and Essence.

Yield: 2 servings


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