Sunday, May 8, 2011

H is for...........

H is for:


The Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

In honor of yesterdays Kentucky derby I made these delicious sandwiches for dinner.

A Hot Brown Sandwich is a hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, by Fred K. Schmidt in 1926. It is a variation of traditional Welsh rarebit and was one of two signature sandwiches created by chefs at the Brown Hotel shortly after its founding in 1923. It was created to serve as an alternative to ham and egg late-night suppers

Prep time: 20 min

Sauce cook time: 5 min

Sandwich broil time: 5 min


6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 cups milk

1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup of hot sauce ( I only used 1/2 cup)

1 egg, room temperature and beaten

Salt and black pepper to taste

1/2 cup prepared whipped cream

8 slices toasted white bread, crust trimmed off

1 pound cooked turkey breast, thinly sliced

Grated Parmesan cheese for topping

1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained

8 bacon slices, fried crisp

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Gradually add flour, stirring constantly, until smooth and free from lumps. Gradually stir in milk until sauce comes to a gentle boil, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted and well blended.

In a small bowl, beat egg. Gradually add 1 cup of hot sauce, 1/3 cup at a time, to the egg, stirring constantly. Gradually add egg mixture to remaining sauce, stirring constantly until well blended; add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in whipped cream.

For each Hot Brown sandwich, place two slices of toasted bread on a metal (or flameproof) dish. Cover the toast with a liberal amount of turkey. Pour a generous amount of sauce over the turkey. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler, approximately 4 to 5 minutes or until the sauce is speckled brown and bubbly. Remove from broiler, sprinkle with diced pimientos, cross two pieces of bacon over the top, and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings of two open-faced sandwiches each.

While we are on the topic of Hot..
is it just me,
or does the condensation on this cup make Bradley Cooper even HOTTER.

Have a fantastic Hot day!


Madelief said...

Hi Leslie,

I hope you had a happy mother's day.

Your sandwich looks very tasty!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Lilly said...

That sandwich looks tasty.
I've kind of had a hot day as well, but weather-wise, not food-wise. Have a nice day.

It's me said...

Hahahahahah!!......lovely week darling....nice yammie post !! love

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What??? Did you say something? Oh... I'm sorry I was a little distracted by Bradley... Yea, as I was about to say, your sandwich looks great, how fun to make it in honor of the race:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

The sandwich looks are always cooking up the best things!!

Love the mug!


Country Dreaming said...

Looking great!
Hope your Mother's Day was filled with goodwill and not too HOT!
We are going to be in the 90's for the next two days! Yuck!!!!


Melanie said...

HAHAHA! Too funny about the cup!! :)

Formerly known as Frau said...

yes it does....the even hotter Bradley Cooper!! Sandwiches look good to but back to Bradley!!

Freckled Hen said...

Those sandwiches look very good, I follow the mantra, everything is better with bacon.
As for Bradley? meh- even with the condensation. I'm sure if it was an 'M' day you surely would have a Ewan McGregor mug?