Kentucky Hot Browns

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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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