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Kentucky’s Legendary Brown Sandwich

  • Non Veg
    • 40 mins
    • Serves 2
    • Easy


    • For bacon preparation :

    • For sauce preparation :

    • For sandwich preparation :

    How to Make Kentucky's Legendary Brown Sandwich

    For the turkey bacon

    • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    • Gently rub the whole turkey breast with olive oil and generously sprinkle salt and pepper on the meat.
    • Place the turkey on a roasting pan and cook until it begins to brown, about 50 minutes.
    • Increase the heat to 420° F and roast until the skin gets golden and crispy
    • Take out the turkey from the oven and allow it to cool.
    • Cut the cooked turkey breast into thick slices of about 1/4th of an inch.

    For the sauce

    • Put butter and flour in a sauce pan and cook them over medium heat for 5minutes while stirring continuously.
    • The roux will be slight golden in color.
    • Raise the heat to medium-high and add the milk in the mixture.
    • Whisk thoroughly for about 5 minutes until the sauce gets thicken.
    • Season the batter with salt and pepper as per your taste.
    • Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the Cheddar, pecorino and nutmeg.

    For the sandwich

    • Preheat the broiler.
    • Lay down the thick bread slices on a large pan.
    • Equally top the sliced turkey over the bread.
    • Layer with the bacon, sliced tomatoes and pecorino.
    • Now generously pour down the thick sauce over the sandwiches.
    • Broil the sandwiches until the sauce turns a bit brownish, about 5 minutes.
    • Transfer the sandwiches to a plate and sprinkle with the paprika and parsley.

    The brown sandwich was first introduced at the Brown hotel in 1920’s by a chef named Fred K. Schmidt in Louisville, Kentucky. He came up with this idea to feed the late night revelers at the hotel.

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