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legendary kentucky hot brown

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Angela Snow
Corbin, KY

Love this recipe! It's always been one of my favorites.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For legendary kentucky hot brown

  • 2 oz
    butter, cold
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 16 oz
    heavy cream
  • 3/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 14 oz
    sliced roast turkey breast
  • 2 slice
    texas toast (trim crusts if preferred)
  • 4 slice
    bacon, fried crisp
  • 2
    roma tomatoes, halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika
  • parsley

How To Make legendary kentucky hot brown

  • 1
    In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
  • 2
    Whisk heavy cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese until sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4
    For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven safe dish and cover with half of turkey, placing Roma tomato halves on each side of sandwich.
  • 5
    Cover both dishes completely with sauce, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and place under broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble.
  • 6
    Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.