Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches

Culinary Setting
Cooked Turkey


1-1/2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp onion, chopped

2 tbsp flour

1-1/2 c milk, heated to scalding point

To Taste salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Taste cayenne pepper

1/2 c sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

1 tbsp dry sherry

8 Slices white sandwich bread, toasted

3/4 lb ROASTED TURKEY, sliced 1/4-inch thick

8 Thin Slices fresh tomato

4 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated

8 Slices TURKEY BACON, cooked


Over medium-low heat, melt butter in a small saucepan. Sauté onion in butter until soft.

Blend in flour and cook, while stirring, for about 3 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and slowly whip in hot milk. Return pan to heat and continue to blend until mixture is smooth and thick.

Add salt and peppers and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes.

Blend in cheese and sherry, stirring until mixture is smooth.

For each portion, on a oven-proof dish/platter, arrange 2 slices toast and place 3-ounces sliced turkey atop toast. Top each sandwich with 2 tomato slices.

Smother warm sauce over sandwiches.

Sprinkle each sandwich with 1-teaspoon Parmesan.

Broil under a preheated broiler about 4 inches from heat for 4-6 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

Top each with 2 slices warm bacon, forming an "X" in the center of each sandwich.