Kentucky Hot Brown

Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

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julia wood


This is THE Kentucky go-to recipe.

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30 Min
15 Min


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1 stick
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 c
1 c
colby cheese
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
shaved chicken, turkey, and/or ham, enough for 6 servings
12 slice
12 slice
paprika, tobasco to taste,
egg yolks

How to Make Kentucky Hot Brown


  • 1In a 4-quart, heavy saucepan, melt butter. Mix in flour until mixture is smooth. Add milk in small amounts at a time; cook until sauce is thick. Add Tabasco sauce and Parmesan cheese. Remove from heat. Take out 1/2 cup sauce and add the two beaten egg yolks. Mix well and return to the remainder, stirring constantly. Add Colby and American cheeses. Remove from heat.
  • 2Toast six slices of bread on both sides. Slice each piece in half and place on a heat-resistant plate. Layer with chicken or turkey, ham of your choice, sauce, tomato, and 2 slices of bacon. Top with paprika. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

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About Kentucky Hot Brown

Course/Dish: Turkey, Other Main Dishes, Pork

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