Arrange bread slices on a lightly greased baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add Cheddar cheese, whisking until cheese melts. Stir in diced turkey, salt, and ground red pepper.
Top bread evenly with warm cheese-turkey mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese and half of bacon.
Bake at 500° for 2 minutes or until Parmesan is melted. Top with tomato slices, and sprinkle evenly with remaining bacon.
To make ahead: Prepare the cheese-turkey mixture, cook the bacon, and grate the Parmesan the day before the party. To reheat cheese mixture, place pan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and warm. Assemble and proceed as directed.
little derby morals served a tray. awesome little things. One dedicated server is in charge of assembling them, putting more in the oven and walking around with a tray, but they go like , well... hot browns!
What a great spin on a hot brown. Very simple and adaptable recipe! I have made many times and get rave reviews ( of course I live in KY). I use boars head oven turkey, 2 thick slices from deli, then dice. I also use good prepackaged bacon crumbles to save time. I did not have full amount of cheddar this time so I used a slice of pepper jack cheese and omitted cayenne. Yum!
Just made these for a Gourmet Club Brunch and everyone liked them. They are easy and taste great. It is difficult to find appetizers for a brunch but this worked very well. I would also make them for other occasions.
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