Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza
My first attempt at Chicken Cordon Bleu pizza tasted fine, but it lacked the flavor I was looking for. After two years of turning my favorite dishes into pizzas I have had a lot of practice creating flavorful sauces and the creamy parmesan sauce I made for this pizza made all the difference. It had great, rich flavor, but it wasn’t over powering.
First, I cut chicken cutlets into small pieces, dipped into flour, egg, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumb mixture, then baked it until golden brown. This got a little tedious so next time I will bread and bake the chicken cutlets whole and then cut after baking. While that baked I made the sauce. I melted butter, added flour, minced shallot, milk, Parmesan cheese, shredded Swiss cheese, and Riesling. After the sauce became thick and creamy I spread it on pre-baked crust, added Swiss and fresh mozzarella cheeses, then topped it with the breaded chicken and sliced ham. I let it bake at 500 degrees for about 8 minutes.
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Patrons to Slyman’s are willing to stand in long lines for what Esquire donned the best corned beef sandwich in America. Located in Clevland, Slyman’s has gained notoriety for being host to Rachael Ray, American Idol contestant Jason Castro, and George W. Bush. The most famous sandwich on the menu is their Reuben, so I decided to turn it into my own Reuben pizza recipe.
Traditionally, a Reuben sandwich is served on rye bread. Rather than altering my recipe I decided to go with my standard dough recipe. First, I spread sliced swiss cheese over the pre-baked dough. Then, I laid on corned beef and sprinkled on sauerkraut. While the pizza was baking I prepared my own Thousand Island dressing by mixing mayonnaise, ketchup, chopped pickles and a dash of hot sauce for a kick. Once out of the oven and sliced, I drizzled on some of the dressing and bit into Reuben heaven. My Reuben pizza recipe was fantastic! The flavor was exactly how I thought a Reuben should taste, even without the rye bread. Next time we drive through Cleveland we’ll have to stop into Slyman’s to see how my Reuben pizza compares to the their famous Reuben sandwich.
Posted in cheese, corned beef, Meal->Pizza, meat, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, veggie
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