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Hot Brown Spring Rolls

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yields

Makes 24 spring rolls

    Ingredients

  • pounds roasted turkey breast, finely chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, finely chopped
  • 8 tablespoons pimento cheese
  • (24) 4-inch wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • Mornay sauce, (recipe follows)
  • Parsley, for garnish
  • Paprika, for garnish
steps
  1. In mixing bowl, combine turkey, tomatoes, bacon, and pimento cheese.
  2. Place wonton on flat, clean work surface. Brush wonton with beaten egg.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon filling in a line in lower corner of wonton. Fold right quarter of wonton toward center and filling. Follow with left quarter and then roll. Repeat for remaining wontons.
  4. In small sauce pan set over medium, heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry egg rolls 2 to 3 at a time until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel-lined plate. Serve with Mornay sauce for dipping and garnish with parsley and paprika.

Mornay Sauce

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup whole milk
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 pinch nutmeg
Salt and pepper 

  1. In small saucepan set over medium heat, melt butter. Whisking constantly, add flour and cook until light brown in color, being careful not to burn . 
  2. Add cream and milk, continually stirring until smooth. 
  3. Add Parmesan and nutmeg. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir until cheese melts and sauce thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes. Keep warm.
  • By Josh Bettis, The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

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