While I don't buy into their swiss roux for the sauce, The Beaumont Inn
is an icon in Bourbon country. So I guess they have the right to make their Hot Brown any damn way they please...
The Beaumont Hot Brown
3 oz. sliced turkey breast
1 slice toasted bread
2 slices of tomato
2 slices of bacon, cooked & drained
2 oz. butter
3 oz. flour
3/4 cup cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated swiss cheese
Salt & white pepper to taste
Heat butter and add flour. Whisk and cook slowly for 5 minutes. Slowly stir in milk and cream. Whisk in cheese until melted. Let the sauce cook slowly for 30 minutes, it should be very thick.
Quarter toast and place in oven-safe dish. Top with tomato slices and turkey. Cover with cheese sauce and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Top with bacon.
As a Kentuckian, I consider it my civic duty to drink Bourbon, smoke and bet the ponies. Its a tuff job, but someone has to do it...