Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Kentucky "Hot Browns"
After the Derby Sat. night, I made a very famous Kentucky dish, "Hot Browns". It was first made at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
A delicious open faced sandwich, Hot Browns are served especially at Derby time! Here is the recipe:
KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS
Put 2 thick slices of white bread under the broiler and toast them until golden brown. Now place a nice piece of roasted turkey on each piece of toast. In Kentucky, a thin piece of Country ham usually goes over the turkey, but can be deleted if you are watching salt (which we are, so I did not use the ham). Then you make a Mornay sauce, which is a basic white sauce with 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese stirred in and top the ham with plenty of the sauce.Now, place under the broiler again until hot and golden brown. Slice some plum tomatoes over the cheese sauce and then top everything with two slices of crisp fried bacon (I used the low sodium kind). Now sprinkle on a little more Parmesan cheese, and some fresh parsley or diced green onion tops. Simply Delicious!!!