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Louisville Hot Brown

No recipe image available.A Louisville original and one of the tastiest things to come out of Kentucky!

Recipe Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter
1 small onion chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk, warmed
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
8 slices trimmed white bread toast
Slices of cooked chicken or turkey breast
Crisp-fried bacon, crumbled
Mushroom slices, sautéed or tomato slices

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan cook the onion in the butter over medium-low heat, until softened, stir in the flour, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Slowly pour in warmed milk, stirring constantly. Cook until sauce, stirring constantly, until thickened to desired consistency.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat, add the cheese, salt and pepper, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Put one slice of toast in each of four oven-proof individual serving dishes. Top each piece of toast with slices of chicken or turkey.
  4. Cut remaining toast slices diagonally and place on sides of sandwiches.
  5. Ladle cheese sauce over sandwiches.
  6. Place sandwiches under preheated broiler until sauce begins to bubble.
  7. Garnish with crumbled bacon and sautéed mushrooms slices or tomato slices and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.