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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kentucky Hot Browns

Oh the deliciousness of a Kentucky Hot Brown.  Toasted bread, a thick layer of turkey, a nice cheesy sauce and then a slice of tomato topped with bacon.  What's not to love right?

The only "recipe" you will need for this one is for the sauce; the rest is just layering the ingredients.

The following will make 4 sandwiches:
4 slices thick sliced bread, toasted
1 lb. thick sliced turkey (you can either warm the turkey slices slightly or not)
Mornay Sauce
1 large ripe tomato, sliced
8 slices bacon, cooked and drained

Mornay Sauce:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. black pepper

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Slowly whisk in the flour.  Whisking constantly, cook the roux for 1 minute.

Slowly add the milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly for a minute or two until the sauce has thickened.

Stir in the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and remove from heat.

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