Hot Brown Sandwiches
- Candy Nov 27, 2006 09:32 PM
As posted in queries in the past couple of days on using leftover turkey I mentioned I was going to make Hot Brown sandwiches.
Place toast in the bottom of individual casseroles or broiler proof plates lay sliced turkey on top of the toast. Top that with hot cheese sauce, sprinkle well with parmesan cheese run under the broiler until all is golden and browned is spots then top with crisp bacon and serve immediately. If you have good tomatoes a slice is an ecellent addition, I have also had them made with turkey and thinly sliced country ham.
There was a place in Nashville that did a killer seafood Hot Brown. I guess that would be the thing if you had lots of leftovers from your Italian family's Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner!
Candy, I ran over to Epicurious for the recipe a little while ago, and they mentioned adding some sherry to the cheese sauce. I've never had the Brown's Hot Brown - we went in there one day, and found we weren't dressed to their dining room's code! - but I do seem to recall that sherry "whang" in the best ones I've tried.
If I didn't have a pint and a half of gravy to get through and a demand for at least one batch of turkey mole, I'd make some Hot Browns tonight! Wish I'd thought of that a lot sooner...
I've never had it with sherry in the cheese sauce either. I still have gravy on hand but I needed a break from turkey and gravy. So homemade pizza on Friday after leftover cornbread sausage dressing for breakfast and a turkey sandwich for lunch. Beef tacos Sat PM. Gravy keeps so later in the week I may make turkey pie and use some of that leftover gravy. Anyway if I do them again I will try the sherry or some Noilly Pratt vermouth.