O'Charlie's Hot Browns

O’Charlie’s Hot Browns

1/3 cup butter or margarine, plus 1 tablespoon
2 eggs, well beaten
1 medium onion, chopped
1/3 cup flour
sliced cooked turkey or chicken
3 cups hot milk
1/4 pound American Cheese
Optional Toppings: Cooked Bacon, Parmesan Cheese, Paprika,
Tomato Slices

Melt butter in 2 quart pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft.
Add flour and blend to make a smooth paste. Add milk; stir and cook until
thick and smooth. Stir in egg quickly or it will scramble and then add the
cheese slices and remaining butter. Continue to cook, stirring often until
it almost boils. DO NOT LET IT BOIL.

Remove from heat and put a piece of wax paper in the pan on top of the sauce so a skin does not form. Sauce also thickens as it stands. Allow to sit for about 30 minutes.

To assemble: Toast 8 pieces of bread. Put 1 piece of toast in the middle of
an oven proof plate. Put other piece, that has been cut on diagonal, on
either side. Put meat on bread. Pour sauce over. Put bacon, parmesan cheese
and paprika on top (if desired) Bake in oven at 400°F for 5 minutes or so
until it begins to bubble. Serve at once. Add tomato slices if desired.