Hot Brown Sandwich - History of Hot Brown Sandwich
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Photos courtesy of the Camberley Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
An open-faced turkey sandwich with turkey, bacon, pimientos, and a delicate Mornay sauce. The sandwich is place under the broiler to melt the cheese.
Check out the Camberley Brown Hotel's Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe.
1926 - Chef Fred K. Schmidt at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, created The Hot Brown sandwich in 1926. In the 1920s, the Brown Hotel drew over 1,200 guests each evening for its dinner dance. The band would play until late, and when the band took bread, around midnight; people would retire to the restaurant for a bite to eat. Bored with the traditional ham and eggs, Chef Schmidt, delighted his guests by creating the Hot Brown.
The following story, about the creation of the Hot Brown sandwich, by Rudy Suck, hotel manager during the 1920s, was given to me by the Camberley Brown Hotel:
the Hot Brown sandwich is still a Louisville favorite and still the signature dish of the
Camberley Brown Hotel. A visit to Louisville is not complete without tasting this