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.

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