Friday, September 19, 2008

mini hot browns

From Wiki:

A Hot Brown is a hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. It was one of two signature sandwiches created by chefs at the Brown Hotel shortly after its founding in 1923. It was created to serve as an alternative to late-night suppers offered elsewhere. The Hot Brown is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce and baked or broiled until the bread is crisp and the sauce begins to brown. Many Hot Browns also include ham with the turkey, and either pimentos or tomatoes over the sauce. After its debut, it quickly became the choice of ninety-five percent of the customers to the Brown Hotel's restaurant. The "cold brown" was baked chicken or turkey, hard-boiled egg, lettuce and tomato open-faced on rye bread, and covered with Thousand Island dressing. It is rarely served anymore.

so basically a hot brown is bread, turkey, bacon, all covered with a cheesy sauce and then maybe a tomato on top of that. it's bad for you. and a cold brown is a sandwich that no one really ever liked and most people have now never heard of or knew existed. we wanted to serve hot browns at the derby party in may but it is not really a dish that lends itself to finger fooding. what is it, necessity is the mother of all invention?

our cute mini hot browns:


french bread, sliced

deli turkey

already cooked bacon

jar of alfredo

roma tomatos, sliced

on a cookie sheet, layer your bread slices. pile on turkey and tomato taste. dribble on some sauce. place a bacon piece on top. broil until toasty. these were a hit because they are simple, tasty, and cute. enjoy!


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