Cordon bleu

  1. A French term (literally translated as blue ribbon) that referred originally to an award given to women chefs for culinary excellence. The term now can apply to any superior cook.
  2. The term also refers to a dish-chicken (or veal) cordon bleu-in which a thin scallop of veal or chicken is topped with a thin slice each of prosciutto or other ham and Gruyere or other Swiss cheese, then another meat scallop. The stacked meats and cheese are then breaded and sautéed until golden.
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