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Hot Browns Recipe

Hot Browns

1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. butter separated
1 medium onion, chopped
1/3 cup flour
3 cups milk, heated
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
4-6 oz American cheese
2 eggs well beaten
1 tbsp. butter (additional)
8 strips bacon
8 slices wheat bread toasted
2 chicken breasts cooked and sliced
Parmesan cheese

Melt 1/3 cup butter in saucepan and add onion. Cook until transparent. Add flour and blend until smooth. Add milk, salt, and red pepper. Stir and cook until mixture is thick and smooth. Stir in cheese, eggs, and 1 tablespoon butter.
Continue to cook, stirring until mixture almost reaches boiling. Remove sauce from heat.
Fry bacon slices until crisp. To Assemble hot browns:
1. Toast 8 slices of wheat bread.
2. Cut 4 in half diagonally.
3. On 4 oven proof plates, place cut toast with points turned outward, with one whole slice in the middle. Then layer chicken, sauce, and bacon.
4.Sprinkle generously with Parmesan and paprika.
5.Broil 2 to 3 minutes.



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