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An incredible hot turkey sandwich that is a Kentucky Tradition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add flour, stirring, to make a smooth paste. Cook for several minutes.
  4. Whisk in milk gradually, stirring constantly.
  5. Add a small amount of the hot milk mixture to the beaten yolk and whisk until smooth.
  6. Return the yolk-milk mixture to the saucepan and simmer until thickened, stirring constantly.
  7. Add cheeses and Tabasco and cook until cheese is melted and sauce is thick and smooth.
  8. Place the toasted bread slices in individual ovenproof dishes.
  9. Warm the turkey slices (the microwave works well) and place turkey on the toasted bread.
  10. Pour the cheese sauce over the turkey. Place the bacon slices on top of the sauce and top each with a tomato slice.
  11. Bake in the oven until the cheese sauce begins to bubble. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Yummy!! Tried this for the first time,( which will not be the last.) Only change I made was to use garlic texas toast. I agree that it is easy to prepare, and makes a tasty lunch treat. The flavors blend so well, the dash of tabasco gives it that hint of "hot" but not over powering. Thanks for posting this.

angelfan June 12, 2008

I found this recipe using a search when I had a bit of sliced turkey and some cheddar cheese in the house, and not much more, and the name really does stand out. So, I made it for myself and my 2 kids, and we all really enjoyed it. Somehow, each component really manages to stand out, yet be totally yummy together. I used 1% milk and a reduced fat cheddar, and I baked it in a 9x9 pan, which all worked out great. Next time, (and there will be one) for personal preference, I might use extra sharp cheese and maybe a bit of mustard or other seasoming to add more oomph to the cheese sauce. I am looking forward to serving this to my husband.

Dorie's Lori October 13, 2006

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