Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins
A traditional Southern dish. -- This particular recipe is from my newspaper this week, and it differs from the way my Mom makes it by adding ham-- I've always had it with just the turkey. And my mom substitutes Cheddar cheese for the Colby. It's a good, winter main dish for a cold weekend :)
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- hot sauce
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 cup shredded American cheese
- 1 cup shredded colby cheese
- 6 slices white bread, toasted
- sliced chicken or turkey
- sliced ham
- 6 slices tomatoes
- 6 slices bacon, cut in half and cooked until crisp
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a heavy 4-qt saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Mix in flour until smooth.
- Slowly add milk, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Add hot sauce and parmesean cheese; remove from heat.
- Place 1/2 cup of sauce in a small bowl; set remaining sauce aside.
- Combine egg yolks with 1/2 cup of sauce, mixing well.
- Stir egg mixture back into reserved sauce and return to heat, stirring constantly.
- Add Colby& American cheeses; stir until melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Place bread slices on individual heat-resistant plates.
- Cover bread with slices of chicken or turkey and ham.
- Cover each serving with some of the sauce and top with a tomato slice and two pieces of the bacon.
- Sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.
This dish was really delicious, and a great way to use up leftover ham and turkey. My husband and son-in-law both loved that there were various meats involved! I used rye bread, toasted lightly. Very good!
We had never had a hot brown prior to this and we will be definitely keeping this one. Thank you Margie
I have been making Hot Browns for years! This is a good recipe to follow especially if you (like me) forget the proportions for the cheese sauce. I like to broil mine so that the cheese sauce gets browned. These sandwiches are spectacular!