chicken cordon bleu sandwich

Last weekend, my family came down to visit Baltimore and DC, and then attend a family wedding in Virginia on Sunday. They got to do all the touristy things: the aquarium, the science museum, and an O’s game in Baltimore, and then the DC monuments and Arlington National Cemetery the following day.

We stopped by the GS’ apartment for a drink after scoping out the Lincoln Memorial, and grabbed sandwiches at a little place called Sundevich in his neighborhood. DC folks- must try. It’s literally in an alley, so you have to be looking for it.

I think I’ve mentioned before that Kevin is a really picky eater, so on a menu with 15+ creatively mouthwatering sandwiches, Kevin requested “just plain grilled cheese.”

The woman behind the counter said they don’t do grilled cheese because they don’t have a panini press. She offered him just a plain ham and cheese on a roll. Kid didn’t even want mustard on it.

Kevin proclaimed that he had “never had ham before” and “will never eat ham again because how could it possibly be better than this?”

Easy to please, much?

His high praise put me in the mood for ham, and then I remembered when my mom used to make chicken cordon bleu when we were growing up. I’m pretty sure it was one of those meals that Kelly would gag over because it had cheese in it, but that I would inhale. Although I’ve stuffed chicken with things before, it’s a pretty high maintenance task.

After attending a wedding on Saturday night I was feeling a little.. ill.. yesterday, I needed something easy for dinner.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

2 pretzel rolls (or whatever roll you’re in the mood for)

3-4 very thinly sliced chicken breasts, prepared like this

1/4 pound thinly sliced ham or prosciutto

Swiss cheese

Dijon mustard

This is stupid easy. First fry the chicken (dredge in egg, then mixture of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese).

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Layer the chicken, then ham, then cheese on your roll.

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Place under the broiler or in a toaster oven to melt the cheese. Spread with Dijon mustard, and serve.

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Hangover proof.

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Hey Sundevich, call me if you’re hiring.

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