Original Hot Brown

Original Hot Brown

29 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
BIKEMAMA96
Recipe by  BIKEMAMA96

“This recipe originally came from the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY. I have altered it based on how I have had it served in restaurants in Louisville. This is a good way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and my husband looks forward to it every year.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour with a whisk or fork, and continue to cook and stir until it begins to brown slightly. Gradually whisk in the milk so that no lumps form, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Mix in 6 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and then stir in the beaten egg to thicken. Do not allow the sauce to boil once the egg has been mixed in. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream.
  2. Preheat the oven's broiler. For each hot brown, place two slices of toast into the bottom of an individual sized casserole dish. Cover with a liberal amount of roasted turkey and tomato slices. Spoon sauce over the top of each one and sprinkle with some of the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  3. Place the dishes under the broiler and cook until the top is speckled brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the broiler and arrange two slices of bacon in a cross shape on top of each sandwich. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (29)

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Casey
35

Casey

I've done my own "america's test kitchen" for the Hot Brown and this recipe (with only one minor alteration) was the BEST! If you find the cheese sauce "bland" use fresh grated parmesan (it should be a little stinky) and ground pepper. It should be all you need. My only alteration? I like to put the tomato on TOP of the cheese sauce so it gets a bit broiled too. Then i add the bacon. It's a heart attack on a plate but it sure is good!

DAVID S.
33

DAVID S.

This is for those who said the recipe is too bland. It's your own dang fault for not putting enough salt and pepper in it. I have an almost identical recipe and it calls for a teaspoon of salt and a dash of cayenne pepper.

tobywan
20

tobywan

I never had the pleasure of eating one of these at the Brown, but my mom used to make them all the time. She always made a cheese sauch with cheddar cheese seasoned with paprika and sprinkled parmesean on top. She also used both ham and turkey. I make Mom's dish as a traditional Christmas dinner and instead of indivudal servings (a proper hot brown should be served on a heated ceramic dish!!) I bake it in a large glass casserole. Whether using Mom's recipe or this one, Hot Browns are one of my favorite meals!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 1044 cal
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 52.7 g
  • 81%
  • Carbs
  • 48 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 90 g
  • 180%
  • Cholesterol
  • 337 mg
  • 112%
  • Sodium
  • 1344 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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