Derby Day dinner

Derby Day dinner




Great Derby Day yesterday with good friends. They did not know about the iconic Kentucky hot brown so we made them for the post race dinner. We used the legendary Louisville Brown Hotel recipe. We did some prep work (cutting turkey into 4oz. portions; making the roux; cooking the bacon about 75%) in the afternoon which made the preparation at dinnertime go pretty fast. Anyway, the hot browns were a hit and I think they looked photo worthy.....so here was my dish along with the appropriate drink.





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I've never heard of that dish either, but if it's as good as it looks, it's a winner!!


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I've never heard of that dish either, but if it's as good as it looks, it's a winner!!

nehall


Well I would say it does. If you like turkey, tomato, Pecorino Romano cheese/Mornay sauce, bacon, Texas toast all baked until browned up and bubbly cheese then I think you will as well.


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Looks delicious. Seems you sure did Justify all the sous chef prep work.


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Sounds very good Robert. I made juleps for us to sip while waiting for the race to start.


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I should not have read this thread an hour before dinner. That looks amazing.


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That is definitely a photo worthy dish. Compliments to the chef!


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Robert - they look wonderful! I've made them one time but its really a pain. I used Bobby Flay's recipe. Out KD party consisted of ham and biscuit sandwiches, brie with pecan topping, and a nod to Cinco De Mayo great guacamole. Bourbon balls and pecan pie for dessert. Of course mint julips but I prefer a drink called a Thoroughbred, Nice day for us but not for those at the track. On to Preakness - could we have another triple crown winner.? Justify is a "big boy"!



RE: Derby Day dinner




Robert - they look wonderful! I've made them one time but its really a pain. I used Bobby Flay's recipe. Out KD party consisted of ham and biscuit sandwiches, brie with pecan topping, and a nod to Cinco De Mayo great guacamole. Bourbon balls and pecan pie for dessert. Of course mint julips but I prefer a drink called a Thoroughbred, Nice day for us but not for those at the track. On to Preakness - could we have another triple crown winner.? Justify is a "big boy"!

Gettysburg Lady


Nice dinner GL.....ham and biscuits excellent....any gravy? I saw Flay's throwdown on hot browns and his recipe just didn't appeal to me. I use the Brown hotel recipe. Doing some of the prep work in the afternoon as I said makes for an easy time later. We assembled and baked four at one time.


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Robert, your Hot Brown looks amazing! The Kentucky Hot Brown is pretty much the same open faced turkey sandwich that they have in Pittsburgh, Pa called a Turkey Devonshire. The only difference is where your sauce mornay has Pecorino Romano, in Pittsburgh they use cheddar. There has been great debate as to which one was created first. (This southwestern PA girl knows it was the Hot Brown ) Either way, they're both delicious. If you had a restaurant on the Outer Banks, I would definitely eat there!


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Andilynn9.....was unaware of the Devonshire.....thanks. Looks good as well, but I would rather the Pecorino Romano than cheddar. If you can believe Wikipedia it says the Turkey Devonshire was created in 1934, whereas the Kentucky Hot Brown was created in 1926.


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You doing crab cakes for the Preakness, Robert?


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You doing crab cakes for the Preakness, Robert?

judyk


I think that will happen. Beer