Hot Brown Sandwich © 2007
I realize that this isn't a "retro" recipe, but it sounded so delicious I had to share it with you.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk, heated
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch coarselt ground black pepper
4 slices white bread, toasted
8 ounces thinly sliced turkey breast
4 bacon slices, cooked
2 small tomatoes, cut in wedges
1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour and stir with a whisk. Gradually stir in milk; cook and stir over medium heat until sauce thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Add egg yolk, 1/4 cup cheese, salt and pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes.
2. Preheat broiler. Place one slice of toast on each of two ovenproof serving plates. Cut remaining bread diagonally in half and arrange 2 pieces on either side of each piece of toast. Cover with turkey and pour sauce over top. Sprinkle with paprika and remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Broil until speckled brown and bubbly. Cross 2 pieces of bacon on top of each sandwich and sprinkle with tomatoes. Serves 2.