Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza

I’ve been fascinated by this sandwich ever since I saw it on a Bobby Flay throw down.  Since I had made a small turkey breast and had some leftovers, I decided to incorporate it into a pizza instead of a sandwich.  There’s still the dough, it’s just spread out instead of stacked and it doesn’t take long to make it but you can buy a ready made dough too.

From now until Thanksgiving, I'm going to be making different recipes using Thanksgiving ingredients but in a non-traditional way.  My cranberries will not be in a sauce, sweet potatoes not covered with get the idea.  This is how I'll be using leftover turkey because it's that good.

Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza

Toppings –
1 ½ cups turkey breast, cooked and diced
3 thick slices of bacon, cut into 1” pieces, cooked and drained
2 Roma tomatoes, peeled and diced
1 ½ cups Pizza cheese
1 tsp parsley

Dough –
1 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water

Mix sugar and yeast into the warm water and let sit for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups flour and 1 1/2 tsp sea salt.  Slowly mix in water.  Mix together (using your hands works best) until it forms a ball.  Knead for a couple minutes on a lightly floured surface and return to the bowl and rub 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil on top.  Cover with a towel and let rest for about 45 minutes.
Sauce –
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1/3 cup Romano cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Melt butter in a small saucepan.  Stir in flour and allow to cook for a minute.  Gradually stir in milk ¼ cup at a time, allowing to thicken after each time.  Remove from heat and stir in cheese and spices.
Spread out the dough to your desired shape.  Spread the sauce on top.  Sprinkle the turkey, tomato and bacon pieces over the sauce.  Top with the pizza cheese and then sprinkle the parsley on top.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden brown.