Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kentucky Derby 2010 — Kentucky Hot Brown

The Kentucky Hot Brown is a legendary dish developed in the 1920's by Chef Fred Schmidt at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY.

There are a gazillion versions of the Hot Brown served in Kentucky restaurants, but basically, it is an open-faced turkey sandwich with tomatoes, bacon and Mornay sauce baked in an individual dish. You can find the original recipe on the hotel's web site. I have it linked above.  My favorite version includes a slice of Kentucky country ham in addition to the turkey.

The Kentucky Hot Brown in the above photo is Boone Tavern Hotel's version I had there for lunch recently.

Click on the link to read about Kentucky Derby 2010 and the Kentucky Derby Festival

4 comments:

Susan said...

I planted some mint for the Kentucky derby !

Marilyn said...

The recipe sounds delicious!

Charli and me said...

This looks delicious. I have never heard of it before. It must be wonderful to live in your area at this time of year with all of the wonderful tradions. Thank you for sharing.

bennie and patsy said...

We love country Ham being from Tn,just can't eat it often.
Patsy

 

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