The Hot Brown
As I joked close inwards the intro, for something to locomote called a “Hot Brown,” together with yet piece of work together with therefore wildly popular, is a truthful will to merely how amazingly delicious this genuinely is.
Invented at the Brown Hotel inwards Louisville, Kentucky, to assistance tardily nighttime partygoers piece of work on going, this hot turkey gratin may locomote my all-time favorite, fork together with knife sandwich.
And for something that seems together with therefore decadent, I don’t genuinely uncovering it to locomote all that heavy of a meal. Of course, that could locomote the bourbon talking. I approximate you lot could job milk instead of cream to lighten this up, but unless you’re going to commencement eating these several times a week, I intend you lot should stick to the master copy formula.
I’m certain this would locomote okay alongside around thickly sliced turkey from the deli, but roasting your ain is pretty easy, together with you lot tin dismiss job the leftovers for a few less extravagant sandwiches. Either way, I genuinely create promise you lot plow over this Kentucky classic a endeavour soon. Enjoy!
Ingredients for the sauce (enough for four modest or ii giant portions):
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 loving cup Pecorino Romano cheese, addition to a greater extent than for grating on top
- pinch of freshly dry reason nutmeg
- salt, freshly dry reason dark pepper, together with cayenne to gustation
For the turkey (enough for four portions):
- 1 teaspoon petroleum or butter to grease baking dish
- 2 pound boneless turkey breast
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence, or other dried/fresh herbs of your choice
– Roast at 350 F. to an internal temp of 148 F.
For each Hot Brown:
- 2 pieces white bread, toasted
- 6 ounces roast turkey pectus (3 thick slices)
- 3 slices of tomato
- enough prepared cheese sauce to cover
- grated Pecorino Romano for the top
- paprika or cayenne for the top
- 2 slices bacon, precooked
- chopped Italian parsley
– Finish nether a depression broiler, or inwards 475 F. oven until the sauce is bubbly together with browned, together with the bacon is cooked. To cheat, you lot tin dismiss gear upwards bacon crisp separately, together with merely lead house the finished dish, but I intend it tastes improve if you lot chocolate-brown alongside the bacon on top.