THE REAL HOT BROWN

Teresa G.

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@BlueGinghamApron

This is the "real deal" Hot Brown sandwich which originated and was served at the famous Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky over 100 years ago. Very rich and delicious, it's the perfect recipe to use for the leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 stick
butter (1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons)
1/3 c
flour
1 qt
heavy cream
1
bay leaf
1/4-1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish
salt & pepper to taste (i use white pepper)
2 slice
texas toast or other hearty white bread (crust removed, if desired)
14 oz
sliced roasted turkey breast
4 slice
crisp bacon
2
medium-small tomatoes or 1 medium-large, sliced and blotted dry
1 tsp
paprika for garnish (optional)
2 tsp
chopped parsley for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
NOTE: I've found that this actually makes enough sauce for 3 or 4 servings,
2
In a sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter then add the flour to make a roux.
3
Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
4
Remove from heat and whisk in the cream.
5
Add the bay leaf and nutmeg, return to heat and bring the cream to a simmer, stirring constantly or else the roux will stick to the bottom and burn.
6
Once it's simmering, cook for two minutes then remove from the heat and add the 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper. (NOTE: If you have any lumps before you add the parmesan, don't panic! Put the sauce through a wire mesh strainer over top of another saucepan then add cheese.)
7
Place a slice of bread in each of two small, oven-safe dishes and cover each with half of the turkey.
8
Place half of blotted tomato slices on each.
9
Remove bay leaf from sauce and cover each with half of the sauce.
10
Sprinkle each dish with the remaining parmesan and put under broiler until lightly browned and bubbling.
11
Remove from the broiler and cross two slices of bacon over each Hot Brown; garnish with a pinch of paprika and a bit of parsley, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom