We hosted a Kentucky Derby party this past weekend complete with mint juleps and fried chicken with all of the sides. As an appetizer I made mini Kentucky Hot Browns that turned out really good, so I wanted to share a recipe.
- 4 thick slices of turkey breast (as thick as the butcher will slice)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp yellow cheddar
- 3/4 cup grated romano
- pinch nutmeg
- 6 slider buns
- 2-3 roma tomatoes, sliced in 12
- 8 slices booked bacon
- Cook the butter and flour over medium heat in a pot, stirring continuously for 5 minutes.
- Raise the head to medium-high and add the milk, whisking until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove the pot from heat and stir in the cheddar, 1/2 cup romano, and nutmeg. Set aside.
- Separate the bun halves and toast each piece.
- Place each toasted bun half face-up on a large pan.
- Divide the turkey over the top (1 slice should cover about 3 bun halves).
- Layer with a tomato slice, mornay sauce from above, and a sprinkling of romano.
- Place the pan under the broiler until the sauce is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a place and sprinkle with paprika, parsley, and top with crumbled bacon.