Theme: Cafeteria Food
I don’t know about you, but when I think of cafeteria food I automatically think of school lunches which by the way are absolutely disgusting and ridiculous what our kids are being fed at school. When I was in high school, 18 years ago the school provided so many options. Besides the basic hamburgers, pizza, fries and rotating salad/potato bar. We also had a Taco Bell, Subway, bagels and sandwiches. And I went to a public school in Oregon. Nothing fancy. Nowadays kids are being served what looks like lukewarm frozen food from the dollar store (mostly fried) with no other options. I don’t know why we can’t get it together here in America and provide children with better food. Other countries seem to be…
Anyway enough with my ranting. I decided to ask people what cafeteria food they liked the most when in school. The conclusion was that most people didn’t even really eat “food” but snacks. One person said that she enjoyed Chicken Nugget Day, so in honor of her childhood nugget memories I decided to do an elevated version of chicken nuggets. Cordon Bleu Chicken Nuggets are delicious with Dijon Mustard Dip.
5 chicken breasts, thin, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
6 slices deli ham, torn into 1-2 inch pieces
6 slices swiss cheese, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
For Coating: milk, flour, eggs, seasoned breadcrumbs
For Frying: vegetable oil
Dip: equal parts mayonnaise and dijon mustard
1. Sandwich ham and cheese in between two pieces of chicken and place on a cookie sheet. Cover with foil and place in the freezer overnight or until frozen.
2. Dip each piece and evenly coat into milk, then flour, then egg and last breadcrumbs. Place back on cookie sheet.
3. Heat oil nice and hot into a pan.
4. Submerge each piece into the oil a couple at a time until golden brown on each side.
5. Serve with dijon dip and enjoy!