This recipe for Cordon Bleu Appetizers has been in my “to try” file for years. By years I mean years. I’ve seen it often in my file but never made it. Then I had so much ham leftover from Easter I froze some of it and thought, I’m finally going to make this nibble! I did make it recently when our neighbors came over for a spontaneous happy hour a few weekends ago. I must say, they were well received by our guests. Not one was left. Serve them warm from the oven or at room temperature.
I really love the addition of mustard in this recipe. It’s a very subtle flavor. The recipe originally says to use a loaf of French bread but I would have preferred to use a baguette. Unfortunately I couldn’t find one at the supermarket the day I shopped. I sliced the loaf then cut each slice in half for a more manageable appetizer. I also love the flavor the Swiss cheese adds.
These cordon bleu appetizers would also be great for a game day gathering, cocktail party, New Year’s Eve or as a snack. They are delicious with wine (a nice Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay), beer or a cocktail. I served them with all those beverages.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.