Kentucky Hot Browns

This is a traditional meal from the great state of Kentucky. It is a combination of rich ingredients that make a fantastic way to start the day.

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups whole milk 3 tbsp plus 1/4 cup grated parmesan reggiano cheese, divided. 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground white pepper 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1 egg, lightly beaten 4 slices wheat bread, toasted 16 slices of shaved turkey (deli-thin will work just as well) 1 tomato, sliced into 4 half-inch slices 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion 1/4 tsp smoked paprika 8 strips of bacon, cooked 2 tbsp. chopped parsley


Nutritional information

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Brown onion in a small pan and set aside. Lightly grease 4 6-inch casserole dishes. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until mixture is smooth. gradually stir in milk, 3 tbsp of parmesan reggiano, salt and peppers. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring continuously. Stir in the beaten egg and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Place the slices of toast into the bottom of the casserole dishes. Top each with 4 slices of turkey and one tomato slice. Divide the milk mixture that was previously set aside evenly over each slice of bread. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the dishes, then add the smoked paprika. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place 2 strips of the bacon on top of each Hot Brown, add the parsley, and let stand for 3-5 minutes. Serve.