Come Kentucky Derby Day, this little appie is essential fare. There’s a symphony of flavour in every bite. We usually make double the recipe for the Derby Day party, and it doesn’t usually make it to the table. It gets passed around hot from the oven, and those that get missed are left with the crumbs.
- ¼ cup chicken stock
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
- 5 strips bacon, crisped and crumbled
- 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 6 oz cooked turkey, thinly sliced (we use deli turkey breast)
- baguette, sliced thin on the diagonal
Melt butter, add flour and stir to mix, add half and half. Whisk and cook until mixture is frothy and raw flour taste is gone. While stirring, add the chicken stock. Stir constantly until the sauce thickens and begins to bubble. Add Swiss cheese and stir until smooth (add water/stock and heat if sauce needs to be thinned.
Assemble hot browns by placing turkey and onion on each bread slice. Top with sauce and crumbled bacon. Heat at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley.