Kentucky Hot Brown

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
15 min

4-6 servings

  • 4 ounces butter
  • Flour to make a roux (about 6 tablespoons)
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
  • 1 ounce whipped cream (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Sauteed mushrooms
  • 1 whole tomato, sliced
  • Slices roast turkey
  • 8 to 12 slices of toast (may be trimmed)
  • 8 to 12 strips fried bacon
  • Melt butter and add enough flour to make a reasonably thick roux (enough to absorb all of the butter). Add milk and 6 tablespoons Parmesan. Add egg to thicken sauce, but do not allow to boil.

  • Remove from heat. Fold in whipped cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • For each Hot Brown, place 2 slices of toast on a metal (or flameproof) dish. Cover the toast with mushrooms and thinly sliced tomatoes, then cover with a liberal amount of turkey. Pour a generous amount of sauce over the turkey and toast. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan. Place entire dish under a broiler until the sauce is speckled brown and bubbly. Remove from broiler, cross 2 pieces of bacon on top and serve immediately.

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This is a great recipe and easy to adjust servings and to taste (husband will NOT eat mushrooms). I have made it with 1/2 skim and 1/2 2% milk and fat free half and half to cut the calories (a little) and still turns out yummy! This tastes very much like the Hot Browns you get in restaurants in Louisville (home of the Hot Brown). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this recipe for several years and it is the bomb!! Very rich and full of calories, but we only have it once a year the day after Thanksgiving. I only make turkey for Thanksgiving so that we can have this with the leftovers. Yum. Don't change a thing..........make exactly as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a big hit with my in-laws. It looked great on the plate. I used sauteed baby bella mushrooms, turkey bacon instead of regular bacon, and honey wheat toast. I will make this recipe again for future brunch guests. It served 8 guests! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We enjoyed making this hot brown. The sauce was creamy and good. We tailor made them to meet "picky eater tastes", ie. one without bacon another without mushrooms. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was super easy to make but a little heavy for me. since this was my first experience with hot browns, i tried one at a restaurant afterwards, and this recipe almost tasted exactly like the one i had at buckhead grill! if your a hot brown fan, this is great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sauce is quick and easy with rich, creamy flavor that is a perfect compliment to turkey, tomato, mushrooms and bacon. I doubled the recipe and it only took about 30 minutes to complete it. I will definetly make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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