Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hot Brown Sandwiches

Made famous by the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY, the Kentucky Hot Brown is an open faced turkey sandwich, topped with tomato slices, cheese sauce and bacon. This sandwich was delicious!! The Witch is a big fan of hot sandwiches and the hot brown didn't disappoint. The sandwiches came together quickly and made for a very hearty lunch.

A local restaurant used to have a similar sandwich on their menu, however they used English muffins in lieu of the sandwich bread. I think we'll try it that way next time, kind of like an eggs Benedict. Now that I say that, eggs would be awesome in this too! If turkey isn't your thing, try ham or chicken. Really the sky's the limit on the variations you could do with this sandwich. Have fun experimenting!

Hot Browns
makes 4 sandwiches
8 slices good quality white bread
1/2 stick butter, divided
1/8 c flour
1.5 cups milk
4 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 oven roasted turkey breast sliced thin
12 slices bacon, cut in half and cooked crispy
2-3 large tomatoes sliced
S&P to taste
grating fresh nutmeg

Melt 1/4 c butter in a sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and cook about 2 minutes, or until it starts to smell toasty. Slowly whisk in the milk. Bring to a simmer, stirring often to avoid lumps. Add the nutmeg, S&P along with cheese once the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and allow cheese to melt into the sauce.

Slice the turkey (or use deli turkey) and heat slices in a preheated skillet. Brown turkey on both sides.

Grill or toast the bread. Assemble sandwiches by piling turkey on toasted bread, then tomatoes, cheese sauce next then top with crisp bacon slices. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
Amount Per Serving
Calories 639.5
Total Fat 36.3 g
Saturated Fat 18.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.7 g
Cholesterol 133.0 mg
Sodium 1,976.4 mg
Potassium 671.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Sugars 11.3 g
Protein 40.5 g


Yenta Mary said...

Sigh ... :) That looks so, so good!

Jenn said...

I love hot browns...I haven't found a good one out here though...guess it's time to create one in my own kitchen :) Or you could invite me over next time...either way is good!!

StephenC said...

Never heard of "Hot Browns," but boy does it sound delish. I grew up eating open faced sandwiches made with leftover meats and gravies, and that old standby "SOS" (as it was termed in the navy mess decks. If you don't know what that means, ask me in an e-mail. Yours is, after all, a family blog site.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Now that is comfort food! This looks awesome! I love open face sandwiches! Love the nutmeg too, such a great ingredient to add to a sauce like this! YUM!

Velva said...

This would be a really nice simple and delicious lunch or dinner. I like it a lot. So kid friendly too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have to agree with one of the commentators: this is what I think about when someone says comfort food. Beautiful. Hey, I have a Sunday foodie group called the Sundays at One Food Club and I think the group would love your recipes so much. If you are interested, the link is

Have a great day, Angie

Raina said...

OMG...that sounds great! I love hot sandwiches too. Definitely will try you cheesy hot brown:)

Foodycat said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. These sandwiches look amazing! On English muffins for brunch they would be fabulous. Thanks for the idea!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Man am hungry now....super yum...slurp ;)

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