Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hot Brown

When I first went to Kentucky for a visit, I was told that Hot Brown is one of the specialties there. I am kinda picky about what I eat but someone insisted I "must" eat it so I did. And it was delicious.

So if you have Turkey leftovers and are wondering what to do, here you go. I have to warn you that this is not for someone who is on a diet. It is very very rich. And after you eat it, you will need a nap. So it is an excellent dish to cook if you have little kids. Feed them and then everyone takes a nap.

Son2 made this yesterday. He insisted that I help him and Son1 and hubby stay out of the kitchen. According to him, I "assist" him and they "take over". Yeah I can see that.

So I assisted him. Which basically means answering questions like "where is butter?" etc. and doing a ton of dishes. But it was fun cooking with him.

Here is the recipe in case you are interested...

The Hot Brown Recipe

4 oz. Butter
Flour to make a Roux (about 6 tablespoons)
3 - 3 1/2 cups Milk
1 Beaten Egg
6 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 oz. Whipped Cream (optional)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Slices of Roast Turkey
8-12 Slices of Toast (may be trimmed)
Extra Parmesan for Topping
8-12 Strips of Fried Bacon

Melt butter and add enough flour to make a reasonably thick roux (enough to absorb all of the butter). Add milk and Parmesan cheese. Add egg to thicken sauce, but do not allow sauce to boil. Remove from heat. Fold in whipped cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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


mythopolis said...

yummy! Once again I find myself wishing that photographs of food were edible.

Scriber's Web said...

Mytho: It was delicious but very very filling. Hope you are having a good day.

Jodi said...

The bacon alone makes me want one. I love crispy bacon like that. YUMMY! It sounds delicious!

Have a beautiful day my friend!! So glad you all are having a great time together.

stephanie said...

sounds strange but yummy. i'm always up for a nap!:)

nicole said...

OK, I'm officially hungry now :)
A nap would be fine too ;)

Coffee Slut said...

Looks delicious! I would try it even though I'm not a turkey lover.
Happy Saturday!

Jenni said...

Now I need to make a turkey just so I can have some left over just to try this recipe. It looks WAY too good to pass up.

Betty said...

I have never had this before, and can't believe I missed it. This looks & sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm going to save this one for when I have left over turkey again. Can't wait to try it out. ;)

Joe said...

Looking good, I'm gonna have to save this one...with bacon in the recipe, you can never go wrong!

Scriber's Web said...

Jodi: Bacon is yummy. Everything tastes better with bacon!

Stephanie: Exactly what I thought the first time I heard about it. But it tastes good. And I don't even like turkey much!

Nicole: It is yummy! Naps are always good!

Sue: I don't really like turkey but this dish is delicious.

Jenni: You can always use the store bought turkey if you want to try this out.

Betty: I'd never heard of it until I went to Kentucky. Everyone knows what it is. It sounds "different" but it is yummy!

Joe: Bacon in everything! Love, love love bacon. I turned vegetarian for a month and missed bacon the most!