Looking for delicious and gluten-free options for your Kentucky Derby celebration? These classic Gluten-Free Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches are a must-have for your Run for the Roses party menu. Perfect for the traditional first Sunday in May (May 6th, 2023), these tasty bites bring a touch of Southern hospitality to your celebration. Don’t miss out on this traditional Derby dish, now made gluten-free with Schar rolls and gluten-free King Arthur Flour. Get ready to make some delicious Derby Party food!
The Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich is a classic Southern dish that originated in Louisville, Kentucky. This delicious sandwich is a staple of the Kentucky Derby party scene and is the perfect finger food to serve at your next event. To make sure that everyone can enjoy this delicious dish, I’ve created a gluten-free version using Schar gluten-free rolls. These rolls are sturdy enough to hold up to the rich and creamy sauce and are the perfect vessel for all the delicious ingredients that make up this classic sandwich. To ensure that the rolls are crispy and flavorful, I like to lightly toast them in the oven before building the sandwich. So whether you’re hosting a Kentucky Derby party or just looking for a delicious and gluten-free snack, this Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich recipe is sure to become a new favorite.
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches are a classic Southern dish, originating in Louisville, Kentucky. This dish features sliced turkey, bacon, Mornay sauce, and cheese, all topped with a delicious tomato slice. To make this dish gluten-free, we’ll be using Schar gluten-free buns.
A Mornay sauce is a classic French sauce made from a white sauce base, typically a béchamel, mixed with grated Gruyère cheese and sometimes Parmesan cheese. It is often used in dishes such as the classic French dish of Croque Monsieur, or in this case, the Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich. The addition of cheese to the sauce adds a creamy, rich flavor and texture to the dish, making it a staple in many traditional French dishes. The sauce is versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, from baked pasta to vegetables, to create a delicious and decadent dish – we use them to top the Gluten-Free Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches.
Here’s how to make them:
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches (Gluten-Free)
- 8 slices of turkey breast
- 8 slices of bacon
- 8 Schar gluten-free buns
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons gluten-free flour (we prefer King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Flour)
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 slices of tomato
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cook bacon in a pan until crispy. Set aside.
- In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the gluten-free flour and whisk for 2 minutes to create a roux.
- Gradually add the whole milk to the roux, whisking continuously until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Toast the gluten-free buns in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Assemble the sandwich by placing a slice of turkey on each bun.
- Spoon the Mornay sauce over the turkey.
- Place 2 slices of bacon on top of the sauce.
- Top with a slice of tomato.
- Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve these Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches with a side salad or some gluten-free chips. Enjoy the taste of Southern hospitality in every bite! Don’t forget to check out all our other Kentucky Derby-themed blog posts and shop for party supplies on our website. We have many gluten-free recipes available for you to try, and find more Derby Party Food here at EnFete!
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