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  • 1/3 c Plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • Divided
  • 1 md Onion; chopped
  • 1/3 c Flour
  • 3 c Milk; heated
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Crushed red pepper
  • 4 oz To 6 ounces American Cheese
  • 2 Eggs; well beaten
  • 1 tb Butter (additional)
  • 8 Strips bacon
  • 8 sl Wheat bread; toasted
  • 2 Chicken breasts; cooked
  • Sliced
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Paprika


Melt 1/3 cup butter in saucepan and add onion. Cook until transparent. Add flour and blend until smooth. Add milk, salt, and red pepper. Stir and cook until mixture is thick and smooth. Stir in cheese, eggs, and 1 tablespoon butter. Continue to cook, stirring until mixture almost reaches boiling. Remove sauce from heat. Fry bacon slices until crisp.To Assemble hot browns: 1. Toast 8 slices of wheat bread. 2. Cut 4 in half diagonally. 3. On 4 oven proof plates, place cut toast with points turned outward, with one whole slice in the middle. Then layer chicken, sauce, and bacon. 4.Sprinkle generously with Parmesan and paprika. 5.Broil 2 to 3 minutes. More than special - a Kentucky tradition. Hint: Turkey may be substituted for chicken. Source: To Market To Market, Southern Living Hall of Fame, The Junior League of Owensboro, Kentucky, Inc. Posted to EAT-L Digest 26 Sep 96
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 07:20:28 -0400
From: Lilia Prescod <lprescod@ITRC.UWATERLOO.CA>