Happy Derby Day! Today is one of my favorite days in sports. When you’re from Kentucky, the Derby is just as much a part of May as Mothers Day. You just can’t fully appreciate it until you’re older. What a glorious day for the Derby!
Mark and I are in the kitchen whipping up 2 of our Derby favorites: Baby Browns & Mint Juleps! There
If you want to make your own amazingly tasty and adorable bite size hot browns, here is the recipe:
Baby Browns (adapted recipe from original in “Bluegrass Winners Cookbook”):
What You Need:
- 3 tbs. butter
- 3/4 tsp. chicken base
- 1/4 c. hot water
- 3/4 c. whole milk (I used buttermilk today)
- 2 tbs. all purpose flour (for a lil kick I used 1 tbs. of KY seasoned flour and 1 tbs. whole wheat)
- 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 c. finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 oz. thinly sliced turkey
- 3 slender plum tomatoes
- 5 pieces of bacon, cooked & crumbled
- 2 boxes of mini fillo shells (15 each box, freezer section)
- Dissolve chicken base in hot water and add milk.
- Melt butter in pan and add flour gradually, stirring until blended.
- Blend in chicken/water/milk mixture and stir until smooth.
- Add Worcestershire sauce and cheese and stir until melted.
- Chop turkey into small pieces (approx 1” square) and place in bottom of shells. Spoon sauce in cup. Add bacon (I tuck pieces in the sides). Top with a thin slice of tomato and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. You can make a day ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve.
This is obviously a SPLURGE! But it’s Derby so why not!