A Kentucky Hot Brown Panini

Happy Hump Day! I’m not sure that Wednesday is quite what it used to be.  It used to represent that we were half way through the work week, but I think many of us work seven days a week now on some level, so maybe we should declare Thursday as Hump Day!  What do you think?

Life seems busier than it has ever been and I think that’s true for most of us these days.  This is also a busy time of year with Mother’s Day and the Kentucky Derby next weekend.  Kids will be out of school soon and there are graduations and summer vacations.  Yikes!  Who has time to cook and clean?  This is when kitchen and housekeeping fairies would come in handy. ;)

These hectic times call for less cooking and more time to enjoy family, friends and free time spent away from the kitchen and more time spent in the great outdoors!

Just for these reasons, I was excited to be able to try the Panini Grill from my friends and neighbors here in Atlanta, Calphalon.  They were also one of our sponsors for last year’s Food Blog Forum in Atlanta.

You can win one of these!

The Panini Grill is not just for making panini sandwiches.  It is also great for cooking burgers, grilling chicken or pork chops without having to turn on your oven or stove.  I appreciate being able to prepare a quick meal without heating up the kitchen more than necessary when it’s hot outside.  I know that you will be excited to be able to win one of these for yourself or for your mother just in time for Mother’s Day!

You might remember that I made this Baked Ham and Farmhouse Cheddar Panini with a Spicy Fig Jam that got a wee bit too crunchy for Mr. Bunkycooks (as in he broke a tooth crunchy), so this time I was very thoughtful about the bread I bought.  I was sure to purchase very soft bread and thankfully, the grill allows the bread to toast without getting too hard.  It left nice grill marks and browned the bread, without making it overly crunchy.

I first made a very healthy sandwich with the grill that was a hit with everyone.  It combined grilled eggplant, freshly roasted red peppers, buffalo mozzarella and homemade pesto.  I used an organic round loaf of white bread for this.  The flavors were delectable together and I would highly recommend that combination.

This veggie panini is perfect for a warm weather supper.

I also made a sandwich that was inspired by our trip to Louisville and the Hot Brown sandwich at the Brown Hotel.  This would be perfect for your Kentucky Derby party or a Mother’s Day brunch.  I made a Hot Brown Panini with a pullman Brioche loaf and a very cheesy Mornay Sauce.  Needless, to say, this won the highest votes from Mr. B!  Who wouldn’t love this combination?

Sweet and buttery brioche bread

I combined freshly roasted turkey breast, thickly sliced hickory smoked bacon, fresh oven-broiled Heirloom tomatoes and Mornay Sauce on slices of this beautiful bread.  You need nothing on the outside to toast the bread since it is already filled with buttery goodness.

Layer all of your ingredients on the brioche slices before placing on the Panini Grill.

We roasted slices of Heirloom tomatoes in the oven with a little salt and pepper for just a few minutes under the broiler.  It gives them a little bit of extra flavor and caramelization.

Cook the sandwich on low first to warm it all the way through, then turn up the heat to toast the bread.

This panini is perfect for your Derby Day party, Mother’s Day or a quick supper.  It’s so good, I think I will have to make a few more! :)

There are all sorts of things you will be able to do with your new Panini Grill, so I hope you win!

Here is how you enter the giveaway:

***THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED***

Regretfully, due to the weight and contents, this package can only be shipped to a winner in the U.S.  I apologize to my readers that live outside of the U.S.

Leave me a comment telling me what you you are looking forward to doing with your family or friends this Summer!

Extra Entries:
Here are four additional ways that you can enter.

1. Follow @Calphalon on Twitter and @bunkycooks on Twitter.  Leave a comment here indicating that you are now a follower. If you are already a follower, you can leave a comment saying you are.

2. Tweet about this giveaway. Here is the link to tweet http://tinyurl.com/6g7aff5.  Leave a comment and tell me that you have tweeted it.

3. “Like” Calphalon on Facebook and Bunkycooks on Facebook. Leave a comment here indicating you”like” us. If you already “like” us, you can leave a comment saying you do.

4. Subscribe to Bunkycooks by RSS feed or email. Leave a comment saying you are now a subscriber. If you are already a subscriber, you can leave a comment saying you are.

*** Please be sure to leave separate comments!  I will count one comment as one entry.  Thank you!

The more times you leave a comment, the more chances you have to win! That would be 5 chances total (but, who’s counting?!). I will be using random.org to pick the winner.

This giveaway ends at 5 pm EST on Wednesday May 4th, 2011.

I will notify the winner by email. Please get back to me with your shipping information within 48 hours.

Good Luck!

 

 

 

Kentucky Hot Brown Panini

Yield: 2 paninis

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 - 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

For panini:
Thick slices of roasted turkey breast (enough for 2 large sandwiches)
4 slices thick hickory smoked bacon, cooked
4 slices Heirloom tomatoes, lightly salted and peppered and broiled in the oven
Mornay Sauce (recipe below)
4 slices thick brioche bread (pullman style, if possible)

For Mornay Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup grated, good sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
Dash Worcestershire Sauce

Directions:

For panini:
Preheat Panini Grill. Put the heat on a lower setting at first.

Assemble the sandwich layering the bread, turkey, tomatoes, bacon and finally topping with a little Mornay Sauce and the bread.

When the grill is ready, place sandwiches on the grill for a few minutes until sandwich is warmed throughout. Turn up the heat for a few minutes, checking to make sure the bread is nicely browned and toasted. Remove and serve with additional Mornay Sauce, if desired.

For Mornay Sauce:
In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the roux is pale, about 1 minute. Do not allow it to brown. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil, about 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and whisk in the grated cheeses until they have completely melted. Add salt, freshly ground white pepper and Worcestershire Sauce to taste. Serve immediately.

197 Responses to “A Kentucky Hot Brown Panini”

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    ronnie — April 27, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Boy oh boy! I’d be making delicious grilled cheese and veggie paninis all summer long…

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    Mrs. Jen B — April 27, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    Oh, this looks absolutely amazing! I’m practically licking my lips.

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    The Mom Chef — April 27, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Wow, both of those paninis look fantastic. I never used to like eggplant, but as I’ve grown older ::sigh:: my tastes have expanded and now I do enjoy it as a vegetable.

    We celebrate our 10th anniversary this summer. I don’t think there’s anything greater to look forward to. :)

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    Debi (table talk) — April 27, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    I love my panini grill; use it all the time. We are hosting a Kentucky Derby dinner party next weekend. 2 of our guests are vegan, which kind of takes the fun out this hot brown. I am determined to come up with a variation they will like….

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — April 27, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

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    merry jennifer — April 28, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    Ah, the Kentucky Hot Brown. I’ve heard about this sandwich for years. My dad grew up in Louisville and a lot of his family is still there. Whenever we go, I hear about that sandwich — but I confess I’ve never tried it. It look divine, Gwen!

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    Talia Ceravolo — April 28, 2011 @ 11:33 am

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    christine yoo — April 28, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    I have subscribed to you by e-mail. Thanks so much, i hope i win the panini press, i have a huge hankerin for a panini with sharp prov and all kinds of italian meats

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    Layler A. — April 28, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

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    Kristina @ spabettie — April 28, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Jason and I are looking forward to a vacation next month to Napa :) and throughout the summer we have friends coming in town – we can’t wait to have pool parties and grill – friends and family sitting around in the sun on our deck..

    we have a couple fun weddings to attend also, and another vacation before fall.

    also? hopefully making panini sandwiches. :D

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    Gigi — April 28, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Would love to make my favorite cubano with that !!!

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    Heather — April 28, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    Yummy. Hot browns are delicious! I’m looking forward to making ice cream this summer!

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    Ruth — April 28, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    This is the first summer my family is growing a garden!
    My sister and I have it all planned out and I can’t wait for all the fresh veggies!

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    Cheryl W. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    One of our local towns which is where my daughter attends school was wiped out by a tornado, so this summer we plan on joining our friends, family and church in rebuilding the town and getting the school set up for next year. Even though the tornado was a tragedy, I believe we are going to have some great times this summer, bonding and work hard together.

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    Cheryl W. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    I am now following Calphalon and Bunkycooks on Twitter @HeartnSoulmom

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    Cheryl W. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    Tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/HeartnSoulmom/status/63810363845644288

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    Cheryl W. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    I now “Like” Bunkycooks and Calphalon on Facebook (Cheryl HeartnSoulmom)

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    Cheryl W. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:46 pm

    I am now subscribing to your blog feed via Google Reader.

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    Kristina @ spabettie — April 29, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    I tweeted! :)

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 29, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    I look forward to spending time with my family and friends before I leave for college in the fall! Ah, scary huh?!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 29, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    Following both of you on Twitter! My UN is rachbakes if you would like to confirm :)

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 29, 2011 @ 3:37 am

    Tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 29, 2011 @ 3:39 am

    I “liked” both of you on FB!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 29, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    I’m already a subscriber! :)

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    Chef Dennis — April 29, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    What a Gorgeous sandwich Gwen, I have always loved my panini presses, they really do change a plain sandwich into something very special. Big thanks to Calphalon for the great giveaway!

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    Valerie — April 29, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    I’m looking forward to getting my A/C fixed! I lived in hot, hot, hot and humid Houston area, and my A/C has slowly been getting worse every year. Summer is usually pretty miserable for me, here. But hopefully, we’ll be able to get a new A/C this year and have a pleasant summer, instead!

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    Valerie — April 29, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    I liked Calphalon on Facebook

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    Valerie — April 29, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    I liked Bunkycook on Facebook

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    Valerie — April 29, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    I am a subscriber to Bunkycook via RSS

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    Lisa — April 29, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    My youngest daughter will be graduating from H.S. in June! We will have a huge backyard celebration a few weeks later. Hopefully we can get a few days in at the beach before she moves off to college in August! It is a bitter-sweat year for me.

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    Kristina @ spabettie — April 29, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    I am a longtime follower of YOUR tweets :D and now I am following Calphalon also!

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    Kate — April 29, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

    I love seeing traditional Kentucky foods showcased in new fashion. For some reason, a hot brown panini never crossed my mind, but it’s sure on my to-make list now!

    I’m looking forward to cultivating and harvesting the new garden (if I ever get it in the ground), having a few outdoor parties with close friends and family and playing in the sunshine!

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    Kate — April 29, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    I tweeted this giveaway!

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    Katrina — April 29, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    I am looking forward to family get togeters by the pool!

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    Franci — April 29, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    I’m looking forward to going to my boyfriend’s family’s lakehouse in Michigan this summer! I love it there!

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    Lauren — April 30, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    I subscribed to the RSS feed!

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    susitravl — April 30, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Looking forward to grilling at eating on the screened porch.

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    susitravl — April 30, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Follow Calphalon & Bunkycooks on Twitter – susitravl

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    susitravl — April 30, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Like Calphalon & Bunkycooks on FB (SusanB)

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    Kristina @ spabettie — April 30, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    I already was a LIKER of YOU on facebook :) and now I like Calphalon as well!

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    Shannon C. — May 1, 2011 @ 1:46 am

    This summer I am looking forward to short weekend trips to the beach and nature type places!

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    Nota Supermom — May 1, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    My family is going to the beach. Also one of my buddies is coming for a visit.

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    Nota Supermom — May 1, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I follow you on twitter.

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    Nota Supermom — May 1, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I’m your fan on facebook.

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    Stephanie (The Dinner Babe) — May 1, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I love the impromptu grilling parties that happen. We are right smack dab in the center of a new vinyard, artisan oil store, & artisan cheese shop. Everyone stops here to see my kids on the way home from one of these places & we all share in the bounty that they have brought!

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    Stephanie (The Dinner Babe) — May 1, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    I follow Bunky Cooks & Calphalon on twitter!

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    Nota Supermom — May 1, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    I subscribe to your rss feed.

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    Stephanie (The Dinner Babe) — May 1, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    I tweeted!

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    Stephanie (The Dinner Babe) — May 1, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    I subscribe to your RSS!

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    Stephanie (The Dinner Babe) — May 1, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    I’m a FB fan of Calphalon & Bunky Cooks!

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    Julie M. — May 1, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    Nice giveaway Gwen! I could definitely use one of these beauties. I’m looking forward to our summer vacation up in Vermont! Is it June yet? :)

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews — May 1, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Oh I would love this! I am looking forward to relaxing by the lake this summer. Hubby works in the schools and I’m a new stay at home mom so we’ll get to spend a lot of time together! I can’t wait!

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews — May 1, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    I follow you both on twitter…

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews — May 1, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    And I “like” you both on facebook…

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews — May 1, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    And I subscribe to you through Google Reader!

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    Anne — May 1, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    I’m looking forward to having a kitchen again! Being home from college for the summer will be blissfully full of cooking all the recipes I’ve wanted to try since September. ^_^

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    Kristina @ spabettie — May 2, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    I subscribe to you via RSS / reader. :)

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    Georgie — May 3, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Drool! I just want the Kentucky Hot Brown Panini Sandwich and a hat to go with it ;)

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    Lawyer Loves Lunch — May 3, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    I hope to finally get some time to relax with friends and family this summer!

    PS: I think I shed a tear when I saw that sandwich. It’s just so perfect looking :)

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    Julia — May 3, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    I look forward to playing in the backyard with my baby girl. First summer and I see lots of playing in a baby pool in our future :)

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    Julia — May 3, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    I follow you both on twitter :)

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    Lawyer Loves Lunch — May 3, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Following ya’ both on Twitter! :)

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    notunlikely — May 3, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    I’m now a follower of both :)

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    beverly — May 3, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Could make a delicious panini with Jeff’s fabulous home grown tomatoes.

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    beverly — May 3, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    I enjoy following Bunkycooks !!!

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    beverly — May 3, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    We are going to Orlando for 5 days this summer with our children & grand-
    children. Then on to West Palm for some relaxing on the beach.

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    beverly — May 3, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    I subscribe to Bunkycooks.com.

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    beverly — May 3, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    I DO like Calphalon !!

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    shalane — May 3, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    I am looking forward to going to the beach with my girls this summer so we can swim, lay out in the sun and practice hula hooping :)
    shalane.pruno@mnsu.edu

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    shalane — May 3, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    i follow you and calphalon on twitter :)
    shalane.pruno@mnsu.edu

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    shalane — May 3, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    tweeted this giveaway

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    shalane — May 3, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    i like Calphalon and Bunkycooks on facebook :)
    shalane.pruno@mnsu.edu

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