Idea 7: Here’s a savory classic that’s Derby Day delish!
When it comes to serving up a delectable Kentucky Derby day dish, some like it hot—as in hot brown. A Kentucky classic, a hot brown is an open-faced sandwich topped with sliced turkey, bacon and tomatoes smothered in Mornay sauce, a rich and creamy dressing made of a grated hard cheese—parmesan, Swiss, cheddar or gruyere—and a hint of nutmeg. No need for a weekend trip to Louisville to get your hands on this mouth-watering morsel. Easily create a mini version of this local dish using mini biscuits or halved English muffins. Load them up with the sliced turkey, bacon, tomatoes and made-from-scratch Mornay sauce. Pair each mini hot brown sandwich with a mini doily, and you got an appetizer that looks and tastes Derby Day delish!