Saturday, March 15, 2008

Turkey & Bacon Rolls

Thanks again to Elise at Simply Recipes. She continuously comes up with never ending fantastic recipes.

Turkey & Bacon Rolls
4 turkey cutlets, turkey breasts cut open and pounded to an even ¼ inch thickness (about 1 pound)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of dry basil or a tablespoon of finely chopped fresh basil
8 thin slices ham
4 slices Provolone cheese
8 thin slices bacon

1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Place each cutlet on a piece of aluminum foil (about 5x6 inches). Sprinkle each cutlet with salt, pepper, garlic, and basil.

2 Layer a slice of cheese and a couple slices of ham on to each cutlet. Starting with the narrowest end, roll up the cutlet tightly. Gently wrap 2 slices of bacon around each cutlet. Fold up the aluminum foil around the turkey roll and wrap it tightly.

3 Place in a baking dish and put in the 375°F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and gently open up the aluminum foil wrappings to expose the bacon. Increase the oven temp to 400°F. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until the bacon is lightly browned.
Serve immediately. Serves 4.

These were terrific! Really juicy and had wonderful flavor. I’m think I might even try this same recipe with chicken, cordon bleu wrapped in bacon…Mmmmm. The only changes I would make next time would be to eliminate the salt completely. I find that the ham has enough salt in it already. I also turned the broiler on during the last 5 minutes to crisp the bacon up.

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