Kentucky Style Hot Brown
Kentucky Hot Brown
The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky is a 5 star establishment with a 7 star reputation for really incredible dishes. This is a traditional Kentucky turkey sandwich whose name is a nod to that fine establishment.
12 slices toasted whole grain bread
12 slices tomato
12 slices beef bacon (or turkey bacon), cooked until crisp
1 ½ cups Tasty Turkey Broth (if you don’t have any pre-made, you can use the juice from roasting your turkey)
1 ½ cups whole milk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon white pepper
¾ cup Parmesan cheese
dash of paprika
6 oven proof plates
Good sharp knives to slice meat and veggies
Toast bread. Arrange 2 slices of toast on each of 6 ovenproof plates. For an authentic flair, diagonally cut toast slices into halves.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Blend in flour; stirring until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper. Gradually add broth and milk.
Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Add grated cheese; simmer for about 8 minutes. Sauce will be quite thick.
Top each slice of toast with turkey slices, cover with sauce, then sprinkle with a little paprika. Top each with a slice of tomato and a slice of cooked bacon. Bake at 400° degrees F for 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbly.
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Next time you have chicken or turkey, you can follow the instructions in the Tasty Turkey Broth recipe to make a fabulous and rich broth that will keep for a good long while, especially if you store it using my unconventional Perfect Solution for Freezing Broth.
I think the beef bacon has a much richer flavor, but you can also use turkey bacon for an all turkey Hot Brown. I would never recommend using pork, of course. :-)
I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe. Did you make it? Did you enjoy it? Did you make any adjustments to it?
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