The ultimate of turkey sandwiches, this take on a classic Kentucky hot brown turkey sandwich, made with Thanksgiving leftovers is amazing!
The Hot Brown is basically an open face roast turkey sandwich with a lot of Mornay cheese sauce spooned over and then broiled.
It is then topped off with a couple of slices of crisp bacon and a slice of tomato.
Since I had many leftovers to use I decided to create my version of the ultimate hot brown sandwich.
Manservant said it was the best lunch he ever had.
There aren’t many things he is right about but this just may be it!
Instead of bread I decided to make stuffing patties.
How to Make Stuffing Patties for a Kentucky Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich
I chopped my stuffing up fine and since our family likes stuffing on the crispy side I added a bit more broth and heavy cream.
What can I say except it was leftover, too.
I then added a few tablespoons of flour to bind the patties. Then coated them in parmesan cheese, then fried them in maple pepper butter that was leftover from the sweet potatoes.
Yummmm. I might just make these next year and forget the stuffing.
They turned out crispy and chewy and looked like pan-fried burgers.
Cheese Sauce for a Kentucky Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich
Next the cheese sauce.
I started with the traditional butter and flour and then added milk and pumpkin beer.
Since I still had some gravy I stirred that in too.
I also stirred in a bit of adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers I always have in my fridge, to give it a good smoky taste and a little kick.
And last but not least a cup of sharp cheddar and 1/3 cup of freshly grated parmesan.
Our turkey was smoked so I thought a smoky cheese sauce would do the trick. I was not wrong.
From there it was a matter of taking the stuffing patty and topping it with turkey.
I then spooned on the cheese sauce and garnished this creation with a touch of cranberry sauce (forget the tomato) and a few slices of crisp bacon.
Yes, this was a good lunch.
Yes, this was another memory maker.
Yes, I’ll share it with everyone, if you all say you’ll come again.
Thanksgiving began when my daughter arrived home on Monday.
And my parents arrived Tuesday for their third Thanksgiving since the kids were six.
And then my son arrived on Wednesday. Everything was beginning to feel good, exhaustingly good.
Though all was still crazy in my heart for my family in Israel, at least I had my family here to give thanks.
And give thanks we did.
Surrounded by family and friends, we were thankful for Mr. Turkey and President Abraham Lincoln who created this holiday.
We gave thanks for getting to know our wonderful family in South Africa and we gave thanks for our health and our dogs.
We gave thanks for being together and for being surrounded by such bounty.
And we even shed a few tears throughout our “what we are thankful for” around the table memories.
Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pepper Butter
Cranberries with Orange and Chipotle
Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Pecans
Corn Bread Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Pumpkin Butterscotch Pie
|And then we began to get to work.
|The coals were started.
|The house was ready.
|The table was set.
More people smiled.
Dessert was served.
Good wine was drunk.
And Freddie got her turkey.
More Thanksgiving Recipes:
Maple Glazed Walnut Scones
Pumpkin Chipotle Soup
Truffle Scalloped Potatoes
Fresh Cranberry and Apple Salad
Frozen Cranberry Salad
Magic Pumpkin Butter Bars
Pecan Shortbread Nut Bars
Nothing better than this Kentucky hot brown sandwich made with Thanksgiving leftovers!
4 stuffing patties:
4 c of leftover stuffing
1 c of broth or as needed (You can even use some heavy cream)
2 T flour
1/2 c parmesan cheese
2 T butter (I used maple pepper butter that was leftover)
1 lb turkey leftovers or use good thick deli slices
2 T Flour
2 T Butter
1 c beer (I used pumpkin)
2 c milk
1 cCheddar Cheese
1/3 c Parmesan cheese
Leftover gravy if you have it
1 T of chipotle adobo sauce if you prefer
8 slices of crisply cooked bacon
Leftover cranberry sauce or fresh sliced tomatoes
Chop stuffing finely. Add broth if needed to dampen stuffing.
Add 2 T of flour to bind or more if needed.
Shape into 4 patties and roll in freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Fry in butter or oil. Let them get good and crispy. They will look like a hamburger patty. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
Melt butter. Whisk in flour. It will get all lumpy.
Cook for about a minute to take away the floury taste. Now gradually stir in the beer and let it cook for a
minute. Add the rest of the milk whisking as you go. Do not let it get to thick.
Stir in your cheese whisking as you go to make it smooth and creamy.
If it is to thick add more liquid and now is the time to stir in your leftover gravy if you have it. You can also add the chipotle sauce if you like it. Keep warm.
Now you are ready to assemble. Take your warm stuffing patties and top with warmed 1/4 lb of turkey.
Add lots of cheese sauce. Garnish with cranberry sauce and bacon.
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