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Kentucky Hot Brown

Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
edited May 2013 in EggHead Forum
When trying to come up with a dish to serve at our Kentucky Derby Party I remembered a Bobby Flay Throwdown where he went to Kentucky and challenged the Castro Brothers from the Brown Hotel and the dish was a Kentucky Hot Brown. Even thought the Castro Brothers won the throwdown I went with Bobby Flays recipe in the Bar American cookbook I had on the shelf. 

Because of great members like @henapple I knew Harps Grocery Stores had Ozark Oak for half of what I normally pay. After a little road trip we got 5 bags for what we would usually pay for 2. 
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Now for the lighting of the egg ceremony! 
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A Kentucky Hot Brown is a open faced turkey sandwich with a Mornay Sauce on top of a thick slice of bread (think savory french toast) with tomato slices cheese and bacon on top! First up was the turkey breast and a spatchcock for some lunches next week. 
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Note: my sister is a big horse racing fan and gets all the credit for the table settings, I just cooked the food and played bartender. 

Time to setup the mint julep bar and the rest of the table! We found a Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Edition bottle and I had a bottle of Blanton's for those who wanted to sip the bourbon. 
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Time to check on the chicken and turkey. I love the CGW Swing Rack for cooks like this with my platesetter. 
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Here is a shot of the table with all the snacks, key lime pie, and the drinks. 
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Then it was time to enjoy the race, now Orb winning wasn't a big surprise but when Golden Soul comes out of nowhere to show that ruined all of our chances at winning any money… But we did have a great party still in full gear! 

The bread gets dipped in a egg / milk mixture and gets cooked on the griddle on the egg. 
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The wind was blowing like crazy and made it really cold to be outside. This was not a fun weekend to be next to the egg all afternoon. But we did get the patio heater working again and had it cranked up to help with the cold. 
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Here is the assembly line ready to make the sandwiches. 
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First the turkey.
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then the Mornay Sauce and some extra shredded cheese (we used a white cheddar and parmesan) 
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Then the tomato slices
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Then the precooked bacon
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Under the broiler to get bubbly and golden brown. 
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Here it is plated:
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On to dessert, my sister made Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Whoopie Pies
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And I made some mint julep ice cream. I found one of Emeril's recipes and went for it. First combine simple syrup, 6 sprigs of mint, and 1 cup bourbon and let simmer for 10 mins. 
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Then strain and whisk that into a typical egg yolk / cream custard and let cool completely. Then just add it to your ice-cream maker, I used my kitchenaid attachment and love it. 
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Serve with a couple sprigs of mint and enjoy! 
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Although nobody had the winning trifecta we still had a great afternoon with friends, family, and great food. It was a good day and we already have other people wanting to come next year! The Kentucky hot browns were really good, I don't know that I had ever eaten anything like them and I will be making them again! The ice-cream was a perfect ending to go with the Whoopie Pies. 

Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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