Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Biscuit Sliders

One week from today will be the most exciting 2 minutes in sports!
What is it?  The Kentucky Derby, of course.
Although, I do have to say there have been some Blackhawk games that have pretty exciting during the last moments of the game.  But, we are talking horses.  Do I attend horse races?  No.  Do I like riding horses?  Not really.  Do I like all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the derby?  Absolutely!
The fashion, food, mint juleps oh, and the horses.  Kind of a fun event.
I came across some really fun sites to help you get your Kentucky Derby on.  I have attached the links at the bottom of the post so you too can play around with finding a hat to wear to the event and even a test that will tell you what kind of hat you should be wearing...just in case you plan on attending.  :)  Even if you are just watching it at home, it would be so fun to have a little party.
So, from now until the event, make sure to drop by because I will be sharing some Kentucky Derby inspired recipes you will want to have at your party.
Today, let's focus on a savory Kentucky Derby inspired recipe.

Hot Browns are a tradition at the derby and these Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Biscuit Sliders are a delicious variation.  A Hot Brown is composed of slices of turkey and a slice of tomato covered in a Mornay Sauce.  The whole thing is then topped with crispy strips of bacon.  I like to serve my version on a biscuit to really give it that Southern flair.  But, you can use any bread.  Just serve it open faced and you are good to go.

Such an easy way to get into the spirit of the race.
It's really more about assembly and topping it off with the Mornay Sauce...which make it fancy Kentucky Derby Style.

1 package of 8 jumbo biscuits
1/2 lb turkey lunch meat
1-2 beef steak tomatoes
1 package of bacon strips
green onions
Mornay Sauce
Cook 1 package of  jumbo biscuits according to package directions.  Slice beef steak tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices.  
Cook bacon strips until nice and crispy.  To assemble, slice each biscuit in half.  Place each biscuit half on a cookie sheet.  Top each biscuit in this order:  turkey meat, tomato and Mornay Sauce.  Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes or until Mornay sauce begins to bubble.  Remove from oven and place cooked bacon strips on top with a few sprinkle of green onions.  Serve warm.
Mornay Sauce ingredients:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Mornay Sauce directions:
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Once melted, add flour.  As that becomes a paste, stir in the milk and the Parmesan cheese.  Continue to stir until thickened.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Reserve for use on Hot Brown.

Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Biscuit Sliders

Place your bets on this savory Kentucky Derby inspired dish.
I know it'll be a winner.

Oh, as promised, check out these fun sites to get yourself fancy for the race!
I took the quiz and found out I am fanciful and fascinating.
I'd love to hear which Kentucky Derby Hat style you are!  Make sure to leave me a comment so we can party Kentucky Derby style virtually!

Pssst...rumor has it there will be a sweet Kentucky Derby dessert tomorrow.  Might want to check back or follow me on social media because every good party needs a dessert!

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