How to make it

  • 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 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.

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  • abermouse 10 years ago
    I just learned today that Bobby Flay recently challenged Joe Castro, the chef at the Brown Hotel, and his brother to a hot brown competition. The brothers won apparently, not sure if they used exact same recipe as this one. Will try to find out!
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  • sas 10 years ago
    I serve these every Kentucky Derby party and they are the bomb.
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  • cabincrazyone 11 years ago
    I MUST try this. I'm drooling. Thanks for the great post.
    ... and thanks for the story of Chef Schmidt and the Brown Hotel. It adds fun to the recipe when you give the history. :^)
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  • conner909 11 years ago
    This is another new one on me! Sounds delicious, so I am bookmarking it. Thanks for the interesting posts!
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    My favorite sandwich...thanks for the reminder.
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  • zena824 11 years ago
    Love this!!!
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  • wolfpackjack 11 years ago
    MMMMMmmmmm.... definitely a late night of partying comfort food... thanks for the
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    These are great and I, like Kukla, loved the back story. Thanks for posting the recipe! Yumm! =)
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Love Kentucky Hot Browns :) And, thank you very much for all the background info :) Another great post, Abermouse :)
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