Try Out This Southern Staple, A Hot Brown Sandwich

louisville kentucky home of the hot brown sandwich

Nothing says Kentucky quite like the classic Hot Brown sandwich. This open-faced sandwich is sure to be a hit at your next gathering, and it has a long, interesting history. Check out this post and learn about the Kentucky favorite Hot Brown Sandwich. This open faced sandwich has some similarities to an eggs benedict with its delicious hollandaise sauce, and is definitely something you’ll want to try out. Before we jump into the recipe, let’s run down a little history of the sandwich.

The Hot Brown was first served in 1926 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. It was created by Chef Fred K. Schmidt as an alternative to the traditional ham and eggs. The sandwich consists of a thick slice of Texas toast covered with turkey and bacon, and smothered in a rich, creamy Mornay sauce. The sandwich is then topped with tomatoes and baked in an oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden.

To make this classic Hot Brown sandwich, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 slices of thick-cut Texas toast
  • 6 ounces of sliced turkey
  • 2 slices of bacon, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of tomato

You will also need the following kitchen tools:

  • Sauté pan
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Butter knife

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Toast the Texas toast in the oven until golden.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until a paste forms.
  4. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Simmer for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
  6. Place the toast on a baking sheet. Top with the turkey and bacon.
  7. Pour the Mornay sauce over the toast and spread evenly.
  8. Top with the tomato slices.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  10. Serve hot.

To garnish your Hot Brown, we would suggest you sprinkle it with a little extra Parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley. And if you’re looking a side to go with it, you can’t go wrong with some crispy french fries, a little salad, or even a cup of soup. Enjoy!

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Roast Beef Poboy Sandwich, AKA Debris Recipe

roast beef debris poboy sandwich

Debris sandwiches, also known as Poboy sandwiches, are a beloved classic from the heart of Louisiana. This hearty sandwich is packed full of flavor and is a favorite among locals. The origin of the debris sandwich dates back to the 1920s in New Orleans when a small restaurant called “Central Grocery” began serving up their signature version of this classic. The sandwich was meant to be an inexpensive option that would provide a lot of sustenance and flavor.

Today, debris sandwiches are a popular item on menus throughout the South and beyond. If you’re looking to whip up a delicious debris sandwich, here’s what you’ll need:

Debris Sandwich Ingredients:

  • French Bread Loaf
  • Roast Beef (sliced thin)
  • 1 Onion (sliced thin)
  • 1 Bell Pepper (sliced thin)
  • 1 Celery Stalk (sliced thin)
  • 1/2 cup Beef Stock
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper

Kitchen Tools:

  • Baking Sheet
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the roast beef slices on the baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until beef is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables by slicing them into thin strips.
  4. Once the roast beef is done, remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the beef stock.
  6. Add the onions, bell peppers, and celery to the skillet and cook until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the roast beef to the skillet and stir to combine.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. To assemble the sandwich, cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise.
  10. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of the bread.
  11. Layer the roast beef and vegetables on the bottom half of the bread and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Top with the other half of the bread and press down firmly.
  13. Slice the sandwich into individual pieces and serve.

For a delicious twist, you can also add cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes to the sandwich. For a tasty garnish, sprinkle some chopped parsley over the top.

Debris sandwiches are delicious on their own and also pair well with sides such as potato salad, cole slaw, or french fries. Enjoy!

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We Love This Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a traditional Jamaican dish that has become popular around the world. It is a spicy, flavorful dish that is made with a combination of spices, herbs, and scotch bonnet peppers. The dish is believed to have originated in the 1600s, when African slaves brought their own seasoning and cooking methods to Jamaica. The slaves used a combination of spices, herbs, and peppers to create the flavorful jerk seasoning that is now used to make Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a popular dish for both casual and formal dining, and is often served as a main course or in sandwiches. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make this classic dish at home, try out this Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich recipe.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • ½ cup of shredded lettuce
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Kitchen Tools:

  • Baking sheet
  • Foil
  • Medium bowl
  • Large skillet
  • Spatula

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a medium bowl and season with the jerk seasoning, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix well to ensure that the chicken is evenly coated.
  3. Place the chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. While baking the oven is super easy, you can also cook the chicken in a pan or use the grill to get extra char.
  4. While the chicken is baking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is soft.
  5. Toast the hamburger buns in the skillet for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. Assemble the sandwiches by spreading the mayonnaise on the buns. Top each bun with a chicken breast, onion, tomato, and lettuce.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!

Garnish Ideas:

  • Sliced avocado
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Pickled red onions
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro or parsley)
  • Hot sauce

We hope you enjoy this Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich as much as we do. Any things you changed to the recipe? Let us know in the comments.

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These Chicken Gyros Will Be A New Family Favorite

chicken gyros

The Gyro is a traditional Greek dish that can be found all over the world. It consists of a pita wrap filled with shaved meat, usually lamb or chicken, tomatoes, onions, and a yogurt-based sauce known as tzatziki. The word gyro is derived from the Greek word “gyros”, which means “turn”, and it refers to the way the meat is cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Gyros are a popular street food, but are also served in restaurants and can even be found in supermarkets.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to make gyros at home, then you’ve come to the right place! This recipe for Chicken Gyros is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Chicken Gyros Ingredients:

-1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon of dried oregano
-1 teaspoon of dried basil
-1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
-1/2 teaspoon of paprika
-1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
-1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
-1/4 cup of olive oil
-2 large pitas
-1/2 cup of tzatziki sauce
-1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
-1/4 cup of diced red onion
-1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese

Kitchen Tools Needed:

-Cutting Board
-Baking Sheet
-Mixing Bowl
-Measuring Cups and Spoons
-Grill or Grill Pan

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, oregano, basil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in a large bowl and rub the spice mixture all over the chicken.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the chicken breasts to the hot pan and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  6. Transfer the cooked chicken to a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes to finish cooking.
  7. Meanwhile, warm the pitas in the oven for 5 minutes.
  8. To assemble the gyros, place a few slices of the cooked chicken on each pita, followed by the tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese.
  9. Fold the pitas in half and serve.

Cook Time: 20 minutes


-Chopped fresh parsley
-Fresh lemon wedges
-Additional tzatziki sauce

How did your gyros turn out? Let us know if you added anything extra to the recipe.

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This Sriracha Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe Is A Winner

sriracha fried chicken sandwich

Sriracha is a popular hot sauce made from chili peppers, garlic, sugar, and vinegar. It was created in the early 1980s by a woman named David Tran, a Chinese immigrant who was living in Los Angeles. Tran was seeking to create a hot sauce that would be both flavorful and spicy, which he achieved with his unique blend of ingredients.

Since then, sriracha has become a beloved condiment, used on everything from pizza to burgers. Its unique flavor has made it a staple in many households and restaurants around the world.

Now, you can make your own Sriracha Fried Chicken sandwich at home! This is a great way to enjoy a delicious and spicy meal without the hassle of heading out to a restaurant. Here’s what you’ll need:

Sriracha Fried Chicken Sandwich Ingredients:

-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1/2 cup of sriracha
-1/4 cup of olive oil
-1/4 cup of soy sauce
-1/4 cup of honey
-1 teaspoon of garlic powder
-1 teaspoon of onion powder
-1 teaspoon of paprika
-1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
-2 tablespoons of butter
-4 hamburger buns
-Lettuce and tomato for garnish (optional)

Equipment Needed:

-Large bowl
-Large skillet

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sriracha, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper until combined.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the bowl and coat in the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and let it melt.
  4. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let rest for a few minutes.
  6. Toast the hamburger buns in the same skillet.
  7. To assemble the sandwich, place one chicken breast on the bottom bun. Top with lettuce, tomato, and the top bun. Serve and enjoy!



Cook Time: 10 minutes

Enjoy your delicious and spicy Sriracha Fried Chicken sandwich!

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Nashville Fried Chicken: A Southern Delicacy with a Spicy Kick

Nashville Fried Chicken sandwich

Nashville Fried Chicken is a beloved Southern delicacy that has been around for generations. The unique dish is made by deep-frying chicken in a spicy mixture of cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and other seasonings. It is then served with a variety of toppings, such as pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, and hot sauce. The dish originated in the city of Nashville, Tennessee and has become popular in many other parts of the United States.

Nashville Fried Chicken has a long and interesting history. The dish was invented in the 1930s by a Nashville restaurant owner named Thornton Prince. He wanted to create a unique dish for his restaurant, something that would stand out from the other fried chicken dishes in the area. By adding a spicy mixture of seasonings to the chicken, he created the now-famous Nashville Fried Chicken.

Over the years, the dish has become a beloved staple of the South. It can be found in many restaurants, as well as in homes across the region. The dish has also gained popularity outside of the South, with many restaurants offering their own versions of the dish.

If you’re looking to try Nashville Fried Chicken at home, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a great recipe for making a Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich.

Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe


-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1 teaspoon paprika
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon black pepper
-1 cup buttermilk
-2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
-4 hamburger buns

Equipment Needed: large skillet, shallow bowls, paper towels

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix until combined.
  2. In a separate shallow bowl, pour the buttermilk.
  3. Dip each chicken breast in the buttermilk, then coat with the flour mixture. Make sure to coat the chicken evenly.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any excess oil.
  7. To assemble the sandwiches, place a chicken breast on each hamburger bun and top with desired toppings. We recommend pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, and hot sauce.

Cook Time: 8 minutes


-extra hot sauce

There you have it, a spicy Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. Give it a try and let us know how it turned out.

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For A Twist, Try This Lovely Curry Chicken Salad

curry chicken salad sandwich

Chicken salad is a classic dish that has been enjoyed by people around the world for centuries. It has been a staple food in Asian, Middle Eastern and European cultures since ancient times. The earliest recorded recipes for chicken salad date back to the late 1700s, but the dish is likely much older than that.

In the United States, chicken salad first became popular in the mid-1800s. It was a favorite dish of the upper classes, who served it at fancy dinner parties and other special occasions. The early versions of chicken salad often included a combination of cooked chicken, mayonnaise and vegetables. Over time, other ingredients were added, such as nuts, eggs, apples, celery and even grapes.

In the early 1900s, chicken salad began to be served in restaurants, delis and cafeterias across the United States. By this time, it had become an American classic. It was also served in the military, where it was a favorite of the troops.

Today, chicken salad is still a popular dish around the world. It is often served as a sandwich, wrap or salad, and is a staple of picnic lunches and potlucks. There are now many different variations of chicken salad, from the classic American version to Asian-inspired recipes.

Curry Chicken Salad Recipe Ingredients:

• 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
• 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise
• 1/4 cup diced celery
• 1/4 cup diced red onion
• 1/4 cup golden raisins
• 1/4 cup slivered almonds
• 2 tablespoons curry powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Equipment Needed:

• Bowl
• Knife
• Cutting board
• Measuring cups
• Measuring spoons

Instructions For Putting The Chicken Salad Together:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the diced chicken, yogurt, mayonnaise, celery, onion, raisins, almonds, curry powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Stir until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. Serve the curry chicken salad on a bed of greens or in a wrap or sandwich.

This great recipe will makes 4 servings.

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This Crab Melt Will Quickly Become A House Staple

crab melt sandwich

The Crab Melt has been around for decades and is a beloved classic dish for seafood lovers everywhere. This classic sandwich is made with succulent crab meat and a variety of other ingredients, creating a flavorful and comforting meal that’s sure to please.

The origins of the Crab Melt are a bit of a mystery, however it is believed to have been created in the mid-20th century. It is believed to be a spin off of the classic grilled cheese sandwich. This dish was likely a way to use up left over crab meat and other ingredients, creating a delicious and economical meal. Since then, the dish has become a popular lunch and dinner option across the country.

Today, the classic Crab Melt is still a favorite dish among many and can be found in seafood restaurants and other casual eateries. The dish varies from place to place, but the standard ingredients remain the same – a type of bread, cheese, and crab meat. The sandwich is often served with a side of chips, fries, or salad, making it a great option for lunch or dinner.

Recipe for the Perfect Crab Melt

If you’re looking for a delicious seafood dish that’s sure to please, try making a classic Crab Melt in your own kitchen. This recipe serves four, and you can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.

Crab Melt Ingredients:

1 pound of fresh crab meat
4 slices of white bread
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Kitchen Equipment:

Cutting board
Measuring cups and spoons

Melt Cooking Instructions:

  1. Start by buttering one side of each slice of bread. Place the slices of bread butter-side down on a cutting board.
  2. In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, add in the garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Stir until the ingredients are combined.
  3. Add the crab meat to the skillet and cook for about a couple minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally. Note, assuming it’s fresh cooked crab meat, you really only want to warm it up rather than get it really hot.
  4. Once the crab meat is warm, remove it from the skillet and set aside.
  5. Spread mayonnaise on the other side of the bread slices.
  6. Place the slices of bread mayo-side down on a clean cutting board.
  7. Divide the crab meat among the four slices of bread.
  8. Top each slice of bread with the shredded cheese.
  9. Place the sandwiches in a preheated skillet over medium heat and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.
  10. Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and serve.


Sliced tomatoes
Sliced onions
Green onions

For an extra kick of spice, try adding a few dashes of hot sauce to the mayonnaise before spreading it on the bread. You can also try topping the sandwiches with a few slices of jalapenos for an extra spicy kick.

Enjoy your delicious and comforting Crab Melt!

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Save Some $$$ And Make Your Own Spicy Lobster Rolls

spicy lobster roll

The lobster roll is a classic New England dish that is beloved from coast to coast. While the exact origin of the lobster roll is unknown, it is believed to have been invented in the early 1900s. The lobster roll is a simple yet delicious sandwich with a filling of lobster meat, mayonnaise, and seasonings, served on a toasted roll.

The traditional Maine-style lobster roll is typically served cold with a generous portion of lobster meat, along with mayonnaise, celery, and seasoning. This version is often served with a side of melted butter. The Connecticut-style lobster roll, on the other hand, is served warm, with a generous portion of lobster meat mixed with butter, and served on a toasted, buttered roll.

Over the years, the lobster roll has become a staple dish in the New England area, but it has also become popular across the United States. Whether you’re looking for a classic lobster roll or something with a bit more flavor, there is a lobster roll for everyone.

Recipe for a Spicy Lobster Roll Ingredients:

-4 lobster tails
-1/4 cup mayonnaise
-1/4 cup diced celery
-1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 teaspoon paprika
-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-4 hot dog buns
-1/4 cup butter, melted
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-4 lemon wedges

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

-Large pot
-Large bowl
-Cutting board
-Basting brush
-Measuring cups
-Measuring spoons

Lobster Roll Cooking Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the lobster tails and boil for 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the lobster tails and allow to cool.
  4. Once the lobster tails are cool enough to handle, use a knife to remove the meat from the shells.
  5. Place the lobster meat in a large bowl and add the mayonnaise, celery, Old Bay, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Place the hot dog buns on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the buns are lightly toasted.
  9. To assemble the lobster rolls, place a generous portion of the lobster mixture on each bun.
  10. Sprinkle with garlic powder and serve with lemon wedges.

To make the lobster rolls extra spicy, add an additional teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the lobster mixture.

This recipe makes four servings of delicious, spicy lobster rolls. Enjoy!

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Create Some Delicious Patty Melts For An Easy Weeknight Meal

patty melt with fries

The patty melt is one of America’s classic comfort foods. It’s a simple yet delicious combination of a hamburger patty, melted cheese, and toasted bread. But where did this iconic sandwich come from?

The patty melt is believed to have originated in Los Angeles in the 1940s. It’s said that this sandwich was created by the owner of a small diner, who wanted to combine two of his most popular menu items: hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches. To make the patty melt even more delicious, he added some caramelized onions and served it on rye bread.

The patty melt quickly became a popular menu item, and it soon spread to other small diners in the area. Over the years, the sandwich has evolved to include different types of cheese, breads, and toppings. Today, you can find patty melts all over the country, from classic diners to trendy restaurants.

If you’re looking to make a great patty melt in your own kitchen, here’s a recipe that’s sure to hit the spot.

Patty Melt Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mustard

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Large skillet
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Patty Melt Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the ground beef, onion, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is cooked through.
  3. Toast the rye bread in a toaster or in the oven.
  4. Spread the butter onto one side of each piece of toast. Place the buttered side down on the skillet.
  5. Divide the beef mixture among the four pieces of toast, then top each with two slices of Swiss cheese. Cover the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  6. Serve the patty melts with your favorite toppings and garnishes.

4 sandwiches

For a spicier version of the patty melt, try adding a few dashes of hot sauce to the beef mixture while it’s cooking. You can also top the patty melts with jalapenos or top them with a spicy mayonnaise.

No matter how you top it, the patty melt is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!

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