The Brown Hotel's Hot Brown Sandwich Casserole

Recipe by Dropbear
READY IN: 45mins




  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  • Add flour stirring to make a roux; cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Thoroughly beat eggs; beat into milk.
  • While stirring, very slowly add milk mixture to butter mixture.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese.
  • Cook until mixture thickens, but do not boil.
  • This will take 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Mixture should heavily coat the back side of a large spoon.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Fold in whipping cream and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Trim crust from bread edges.
  • Toast 10 slices in a regular toaster or place in pan under broiler till golden.
  • Do both sides.
  • Reserve remaining bread slices.
  • Line the bottom of a 9x13x2-inch casserole with 6 slices of toast.
  • Place the remaining 4 slices of toast in a 8x8x2-inch pan.
  • (If you can place all in one pan then do so.).
  • Top with slices of turkey.
  • Cover with sauce, dividing the sauce between the two casseroles.
  • Spread all of the sauce over the turkey.
  • Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese and paprika.
  • Place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or till golden brown.
  • While casserole is baking, fry bacon till crisp; drain on paper.
  • towels.
  • When cooled, break into bits.
  • Toast remaining slices of bread.
  • Cut in on a diagonal.
  • When casserole is done, place toasted bread around outer edge, point side up.
  • Garnish top of casserole with bacon bits and diced tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  • Serve while hot.