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Skillet Kentucky Hot Brown

By: Bobby from
Updated January 26, 2018
Skillet Kentucky Hot Brown
Skillet Kentucky Hot Brown
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You've never experienced a sandwich like this before! Skillet Kentucky Hot Brown is the open-faced turkey sandwich of your dreams. This Southern cooking recipe is topped with creamy cheese sauce, Cheddar cheese, tomato, and crispy bacon. To make this incredible sandwich recipe, top the sandwich bread with sliced turkey, the homemade cheese sauce, and some sliced cheese. Broil the open-faced sandwich in the oven until the cheese is hot and bubbling. Then, top the sandwich with a grilled tomato slice and crisp bacon. No one will be able to resist this cheesy Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich!

Yields2 servings

Preparation Time30 min

The Origin of the Kentucky Hot Brown

At first glance, this is simply an open-faced turkey sandwich, but the historic Kentucky Hot Brown dates back to the 1920s. This special sandwich was invented at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. At the famed Brown Hotel, nightly dinner dances were hosted by the hotel. These dances brought in thousands of guests each night and all of that dancing made guests work up an appetite! To spice up the menu, the chef developed this special open-faced sandwich and a legend was born. Nowadays, Kentucky is known for this special sandwich. While there are many variations of this classic Southern recipe, the most authentic version of the Kentucky Hot Brown is still served at the Brown Hotel.

Even if you can't make the trip to Louisville, you can still sample a piece of Southern history in your own kitchen. Take a journey back in time with this amazingly delicious Kentucky Hot Brown recipe. You'll want to dance the night away after sampling this Kentucky gem of a recipe.

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