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Turkey Devonshire
« on: Fri Dec 04, 2020 - 07:26:19 »
The Turkey Devonshire Sandwich, sometimes simply called a Devonshire, originated in the 1930s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It is typically served as a hot open faced sandwich on toasted bread with hot turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and a cheese sauce. It was created by Frank Blandi (1907-1999), who first served them at The Stratford Club in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood.

Mostly only people from here know about this very tasty dish.

At one time it was served in many of the better restaurants and hotels about town, but now many of them are gone so I wanted to share this with you .

Give it a try. It is easy, and it is very good.

I make in individual oven proof dishes as that is the original way it was served, but you can place in a single dish if you desire.

For 4 servings

Ingredients:

4 slices toast   ( trim crust)                            1/4 lb grated cheddar cheese (I prefer sharp or extra sharp)

12 slices crisp bacon                                      1 pint chicken broth

20 thin slices cooked turkey breast                 1 pint hot milk

3/8 cup butter, melted                                   1 teaspoon salt

1 cup flour                                                    parmesan cheese

                                                                   paprika


Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2 Fry bacon and remove from pan, drain and set aside. ( I do mine in the microwave)

3 Melt ¾ stick butter in deep pan and add flour, stirring constantly. Add chicken the broth and stir, then add the hot milk and stir, then add cheese and salt. Bring to boil, then reduce heat. Cook slowly for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.

4 Whip cheese sauce with wire beater until smooth. ( I use the electric hand mixer)

5 Place 1 slice toast in a casserole dish and top with 3 slices bacon, then add 5 slices turkey. ( If ripe, you can add a slice of tomato) Cover with the whipped cheese sauce. Sprinkle with a little melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and paprika.

   I use the individual dishes as I fill the dish with the cheese sauce to fully cover the rest of the ingredients.

6 Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

It kind of looks like this.....  ::smile::  This is not a picture of mine but a good idea for you.

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