Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich

This Kentucky Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich recipe is a great way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.

This classic hot brown sandwich, made popular by chef Fred Schmidt at the Louisville Brown Hotel, is a 1920s classic. It’s an open-faced turkey sandwich, topped with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato and fresh parsley, and then broiled to perfection.

It’s one of the best leftover turkey recipes you’ll find!

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Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich

This Kentucky Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich recipe is a great way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. This classic hot brown sandwich, made popular by chef Fred Schmidt at the Louisville Brown Hotel, is a 1920s classic. It's an open-faced turkey sandwich, topped with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato and fresh parsley, and then broiled to perfection. 
It's one of the best leftover turkey recipes you'll find!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup romano cheese grated (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Leftover turkey or roast chicken
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 2 slices sourdough bread

Mornay Sauce

  • 2 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup romano cheese grated (plus more for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Make a mornay sauce by cooking the butter and flour in a saucepot for 2-3 minutes, or until you notice a nutty aroma.
  • Slowly add heavy cream, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. When it bubbles, whisk in the cheese. Add white pepper and salt to taste.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Layer bread slices with desired amount of leftover turkey and tomato slices. Toast 4 minutes in a toaster oven.
  • Top with the mornay sauce and some extra grated cheese. Broil open-faced sandwiches until browned in toaster oven or broiler.
  • Top each sandwich with 2 slices of bacon and minced parsley. Enjoy!

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Keyword sandwich, sauce, turkey