Veal Cordon Bleu
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Veal Cordon Bleu
Have the butcher cut 1½ pounds veal from the leg into 12 thin slices. Put the slices between sheets of wax paper and using a mallet or the flat side of a heavy knife, pound them until they are thin. Put a slice of Swiss cheese on 6 of the slices, cover them with a thin slice of ham, and top with the remaining 6 slices of veal. Pound the edges together to seal them. Dredge the packets in flour, dip them in lightly beaten egg, and coat them with fine bread crumbs. Saute the packets in heated butter for about 8 minutes, turning them once, until the meat is brown and the cheese is melted.