The Brock Talk

Monday, April 27, 2009

Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

This is Chef Bobby Flay's recipe from I recommend the mini Hot Browns as described here for a Kentucky Derby party. For authenticity, pleasure and cholesterol problems, Ramsey's restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky has the best Hot Browns.

4 oz. butter
6 tablespoons flour
3 - 3 1/2 cups milk
1 beaten egg
6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 ounce whipped cream, optional
Salt & pepper to taste
Slices of roasted turkey
8 - 12 slices of toast, trimmed
Extra grated Parmesan cheese
8 - 12 strips crisp, cooked bacon

Melt butter and add enough of the flour to make a reasonable thick roux (enough to absorb all the butter). Add the milk and Parmesan cheese. Add the well-beaten egg to thicken the sauce, but do not allow it to boil. Remove from the heat. Fold in the whipped cream, if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For each Hot Brown, place two slices of toast in a metal or flame-proof dish. Cover the toast with slices of roasted turkey. Pour a generous amount of the sauce over the turkey and toast. Sprinkle with some of the additional Parmesan cheese. Place the dish under the broiler until the sauce is speckled on top and bubbly. Remove from the broiler; place two pieces of the bacon, crossed, on top and serve immediately.

For mini hot browns, substitute trimmed toast for snack size.


Anonymous said...

It never crossed my mind to do Mini Hot Browns . I will attempt this. I also agree Ramseys does have the best!

Unknown said...

Who would think of mini hot browns? It's almost a contradiction in terms. Almost like an organic corn dog or something. Good luck on your attempt.

Kim LeVier said...

by Taste of Home: (I think this is easier- and really, I love Bobby Flay)

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

18 appetizer servings

1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1/4 cup boiling water
3 tblsp. butter
2 tblsp. flour
3/4 cup half-and-half cream
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
18 slices snack rye bread
6 oz. sliced deli turkey
1 sm. onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 tblsp. minced fresh parsley

In a small bowl, diossolve bouillon in water; set aside. In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; stir in cream and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 mins. or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted. Remove from heat.

Place bread slices on two baking sheets. layer each with turkey, onion and cheese suace. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake at 350 for 10-12 mins. or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.

Unknown said...

Folks have been asking about where the recipes are for Mint Juleps. Look under this Blog's archives under Coming Up... Derby Talk posted last week.

Kim LeVier said...

Menu For The LeVier Derby Party

Heavy Appetizer Buffet
Mini "Hot Browns" (Bobby Flay recipe but with Snack Rye Bread)
Miniature Beef on Brioche Sandwiches with Barbecue Sauce
Ham and Cheese Tea Sandwiches on Angel Biscuit
Cold Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Garlic Cheese Grit Cakes
Seasonal Fruit Salad with Yogurt Dip
Mixed Greens with Chevre, Dried Cranberries, CandieWalnuts & Champagne Vinaigrette

Cheese Board w/Fruit Accompaniment to include Baked Brie Wheel w/Almond Crust served w/Flat Breat

Kentucky Bourbon Balls
Modjeskas (KY made caramel candy with marshmallow center)
Derby Pie
Louie's Derby Cake
Chocolate Brownie Trifle
Assorted Chocolates in Derby Silks, Jockey Hats, Horseshoe and Fleur De Lis Shapes Coffee/Tea for Dessert Table

Mint Juleps

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great ideas! What a party I'm going to have.

Berried Treasures said...

When making mini hot browns, I use the mini layered crust cups and they do great.
Linda Fletcher