The Hot Brown Sandwich originated in Kentucky, so it is sometimes called a Kentucky Hot Brown. It is a so-called ‘open-face’ sandwich, which means, strictly speaking, it is not a sandwich at all. The dish was developed by Chef Fred K. Schmidt of the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, now under new ownership.
I haven’t done this yet, but I will soon. It looks absolutely delicious. I have been following Chef John for a few years and I have haven’t been disappointed yet. I’d never heard of The Hot Brown before. Chef John gives a little bit of its history in the video. It sounds like the perfect dish after a night of drinking (not that I recommend such activity).
When I make this I will come back and let you know how it is in the comments. If you make it before I do, you do the same.