Kentucky Hot Brown Omelet

Kentucky Hot Brown Omelet

Yield: 4

Ingredients and Directions


  1. Line sheet pan with cake rack. Arrange bacon strips on top of rack. Cook at 400° until cooked through and crispy.

  2. Make Mornay sauce and keep warm.

  3. To make omelet, melt a tablespoon butter on medium-low heat in nonstick pan. Whisk together 3 eggs and 3-tablespoons water per omelet. Add egg mixture to pan with salt and pepper. With rubber spatula, move eggs inward continuously, until about 70% cooked. While eggs are flat, add six-ounces warmed turkey to center along with two slices Swiss cheese, fold one-third of the omelet toward center, then invert onto an oven-proof plate or pan.

  4. Top omelet with two bacon and two tomato slices. Cover with Mornay sauce and broil omelet just until sauce browns, approximately three minutes.


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 cups Mornay sauce (recipe follows)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, divided per omelet
  • 12 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ lb. roasted turkey breast, sliced
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 tomato slices
Mornay Sauce


  1. Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat; when hot, add butter. When butter melts, add flour and start whisking.

  2. Be careful not to let butter burn or flour turn brown. It’s only going to take a minute or a minute-and-a-half for roux to start turning a pale yellow.

  3. Slowly add milk in a stream, while constantly whisking. Bring sauce to a boil, then immediately lower heat to simmer. Continue simmering and whisking occasionally for 3 to 4 minutes, being careful not to let sauce burn.

  4. Remove pan from heat. Stir in nutmeg, salt, and pepper. (Without cheese, this is a bechamel sauce.)

  5. Still off heat, add grated cheese and whisk until melted into sauce. It should be thick and smooth.

  6. Taste and adjust seasoning to complete Mornay sauce.


  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated
Off-Premise Plating


  1. Place omelet in to-go container with lid.

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