Zucchini Cordon Bleu w/ a Crunchy Crust
zucchini cordon bleu
cooked, turkey or chicken
salt & pepper to taste
grams (1/2 cup)
grams (1/3 cup)
Parmesan cheese, grated
pumpkin seeds, chopped (optional)
Oil for frying
Wash zucchini, cut off ends & slice in half. Next, cut lengthwise into slices that are several centimeters thick & then halved. Place zucchini slices on paper towel to remove some of the liquid.
Place 1 slice of Gouda & 1 slice of turkey between 2 slices of zucchini. If you prefer, you can use some toothpicks to help keep the cordon bleu together while breading & frying.
Using 3 separate shallow dishes; place flour in one, beaten eggs, salt & pepper in the second one & ground almonds, chopped pumpkin seeds & Parmesan cheese in the third.
Dredge zucchini cordon bleus in flour, then in eggs & lastly with nut/cheese mixture.
Heat oil in pan & fry the zucchini cordon bleu on medium heat. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side until golden & crispy. Drain on paper towel.