Friday, May 6, 2016

Kentucky Derby and a Louisville Favorite

I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to tell you about a tradition around my part of the country.
It is a special sandwich!
A Hot Brown Sandwich, sometimes known as a Kentucky Hot Brown, is an American hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, by Fred K. Schmidt in 1926.
The dish is a local specialty and favorite of the Louisville area particularly on Kentucky Derby Day.
You can look up the original authentic recipe here
For your Derby Day Party here's an appetizer version of Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich that we love to serve.  Lee is cooking!
1/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup half & half
1 cup cheddar or Swiss or combo of both
18 slices snack rye bread or baguette slices
8 ounces sliced deli turkey
Thinly sliced sweet onion, separated into rings
6 strips cooked and crumbled bacon
Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour until smooth. Stir in cream and broth. Bring to boil and cook for a couple minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Put bread on baking sheets. Layer each piece with turkey, onion and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake 10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Yum Yum  serve with a Mint Julep and bon appetite.
Yes Lee has been to The Brown Hotel and had the sandwich.
The Kentucky Derby is regarded as the greatest two minutes in sports.
Will undefeated Nyquist, steal the show?
Three horses running were sired by Uncle Mo.
A little sibling rivalry.
Lee loves horses and she is kind of favoring Creator.
Creator breaking in the 3rd spot to close to the inside can get the horse in trouble.
Wasn't American Pharoah just a beautiful horse last year.
Hope your horse wins!

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

The sign in front of a church this week was TGIF.  Well after eating those appetizers and drinking a Julep Lee says your waistline might not forgive you.


  1. Hari OM
    Well I hope that you have a payer at least - The Kentucky is a bit like the Melbourne Cup in OZ, or the Grand National in UK methinks; world-famous racing, everyone with their hats on!!! I might give the sandwich a miss - now if there was chargrilled peppers and eggplant and artichokes involved.... &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. No worries about the dates!
      Janet just got confused. We are good to go.

  2. Those snacks look worth having a party. May the best horsie win
    Lily & Edward

  3. those look sooo good, your flowers are beautiful. stella rose

  4. I love that recipe!!! do you think it will work with salmon too because the mama wants no meat? I would place my two cents on Danzing Candy for the derby ... the name sounds yummy somehow :o)

    1. Easy I thought you would have said Cherry Wine! Drink good sweet cherry wine/ and let that whiskey be Easy.

  5. Sounds like a great recipe!!
    Thanks for the info


  6. To hell with the sandwich, gimme another julep.

  7. Oh that sandwich sounds pawfect, I wonder if it goes with puppicinos?
    Mum won the sweepstake at work for the Grand National here, although bizarrely the lady setting it up got confused and used last years horses!?!
    Let us nose how Lee's horse does in the Derby
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. that does sound like a yummy sandwhich

  9. mmm, sounds yummy! Someone is throwing Mum and the Fella a Kentucky Derby Couples Shower this Saturday. Mum was having a hard time narrowing down which horse she is going to pick...She thinks maybe she likes Whitmore...It would be the jockey's 3rd consecutive Derby win if he can do it! Me personally, wonders why such fuss over horses? Scotties are obviously far superior - though mum does love those horses!

    Edgar and his mum

  10. Enjoy the race and hope you have a winner. Don't over do on the Juleps.
    Your friend

  11. Well that sandwich looks totally delicious I must say.
    Please tell Lee best of luck with her horse.
    Toodle pip!

  12. Can anything with bacon be bad? We think not! Enjoy the race....hope your horse wins.

  13. Sounds yummy! We just might have to crash your Derby party.

    Aroo to you,

  14. OMD that Sandwich looks Incredible... and with a Mint Julip... YUMMMMMMMMMmmm

    HEY Sugar Bill.... that is a superb pic of you with the blue flowers... they bring out the highlights in your furs..

  15. Well, now ya gone and made me hungry.... bol, bol!!

    Momma sez she'll take Nyquist-- her favorite number is 13.....she wuz born on da 13th and wuz da 13th grandchild on her Momma's side of da family.

  16. sounds really yummy. YOur blue flowers are beautiful
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. OMD, that sandwich looks FABulous!!! Wells, without the onion, Ma can't eats onion..she likes them, butts they don't like her, BOL! Anyhu, I thinks I'm with Finley, I'll take Nyquist...I just likes the name!
    Ruby ♥

  18. Yummo!! Momma loves those sandwiches :)

    Matt & Matilda

  19. Crikey .... I'd sure like to dig my choppers into one of those sanga's!!!

  20. Crikey Sweet William. I've been missing you. You've disappeared completely from my reading list. I'll try and fix the problem. Hope you are ok and keeping well and happy. AND Lee too, aye??

  21. Ringy-Dingy 1, Ringy-Dingy 2...Sir William, I watched the Kentucky Derby too! We, however, did not get any of that delicious sandwich. Ma will have to remember that recipe for next year. I hope all is well with you and your Lee. Apologies for not being around much. Things have been a bit crazy over here.
    Your friend...until the end

  22. We know who won...LOL!! That is cause we are so furry late in coming ovfur here...sorry about that.
    13 is a good number here too...both my peeps have 13 as the date for their birthdays, albeit in diffurent months...

    That sure sounds like a truly delish sandwich:) Mmmmm!

    We have our new blog up now:
    Meezer's Mews and Freckles' Woofs

  23. You sure look nice against those beautiful flowers!