Kentucky Hot Brown
May 2nd, 2003, 11:19am, Posted by Chris
1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 egg, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 pound thinly sliced cooked turkey
8 slices bread, toasted
8 slices bacon, cooked
In a large skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in enough flour
to absorb all of the butter. Slowly whisk in the milk, and 6 tablespoons of
Parmesan cheese. Stir in the egg to thicken the sauce, but do not allow to boil.
Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat remaining tablespoon of butter in a small skillet. Saute mushrooms in the
butter until soft. Set aside.
Preheat your oven's broiler. For each Hot Brown, place two slices of toast onto
a heatproof plate or dish. Cover the toast with about 1/4 cup sauteed mushrooms
and a couple of tomato slices. Place a liberal amount of turkey onto each Hot
Brown, and pour an even more liberal amount of sauce over. Smother that baby.
Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over the top. Repeat with remaining
Place the entire dish under the broiler until the sauce is speckled brown and
bubbly. Remove from broiler, criss-cross two slices of bacon on top, and serve!