Legendary Hot Brown from the Brown Hotel

Legendary Hot Brown from the Brown Hotel
The Brown Hotel
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  • Yield: 2 servings

Though the Brown Hotel makes this recipe for two people, you may want to double the amount of bread, bacon and tomatoes and serve it to four. It’s rich.

Ingredients

1/4cup butter
1/4cup all-purpose flour
2cups heavy cream
1/2cup plus 1 tablespoon grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
14ounces sliced roasted turkey breat
2slices thickly sliced bread, crusts trimmed, toasted
4slices cooked bacon
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced into halves
Chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk in flour until combined. Cook until a thick paste (roux) forms. Continue cooking 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Whisk in heavy cream and cook until mixture begins to simmer, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Add salt and pepper.
  2. For each Hot Brown, place a slice of toast in an oven-safe dish. Cover with turkey. Place tomato halves alongside. Pour sauce over top to completely cover. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place dish under a broiler and cook until cheese begins to bubble and brown. Remove from broiler, cross 2 pieces of bacon on top, and sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of the Brown Hotel, Louisville, Ky.

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