Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a recipe created by a Chef at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY.; thus the name "Hot Brown". This dish is really delicious :-)
- 1⁄2-1 cup butter
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 3 cups milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese or 1⁄2 cup colby cheese, shredded
- 1 ounce whipped cream (optional)
- 12 ounces turkey, sliced
- 12 ounces baked ham, sliced
- 12 slices bacon, fried crisp
- 8 slices tomatoes (optional)
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch pepper
- Melt 1 stick butter (4 oz.) over low heat in a heavy non-stick saucepan.
- Add flour and mix until smooth.
- Slowly add milk (&cream); simmer until thickened.
- Add parmesan cheese; mix well.
- Remove 1/4 cup sauce to another bowl.
- Add egg& beat until smooth.
- Add egg mixture back into saucepan& mix well.
- Add remaining sauce ingredients: (cheese, pepper& Worcestershire), stir until smooth.
- Remove from heat.
- -------Foreach Hot Brown--------------.
- Cut toast slice in half and place on a heat resistant dish.
- Layer with turkey& ham.
- Cover with cheese sauce.
- Top with 3 slices (crisp) bacon& 2 slices tomato (if desired).
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Place entire dish in oven at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden& bubbly.
I used to work at a Holiday Inn in New Albany Indiana. This dish was on our lunch menu. It was a favorite for the derby crowds and others in the Louisville area. I made it exactly to your specs and it was delicious. What a wonderful walk down memory lane. Excellent!
This is sooo good. As a Kentuckian, I figured that I should start making Kentucky Hot Browns, found this wonderful recipe, and made it! I wouldn't change a thing.
I was born and raised in Louisville, KY. Every year since I was a child this is the meal we eat either the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving and again in the days after Christmas as it's an excellent way to use up the leftover turkey and ham from the holidays. This IS the recipe. It is NOT supposed to be a Mornay Sauce. The only thing I do differently is to stack the tomato under the cheese sauce and I sprinkle some parsley on top.