I really like Steph's recipes at Plain Chicken. Being from the city of Louisville, home to the Kentucky Derby, I especially like these Kentucky Hot Brown Bites.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
1/2 cup coarsely grated Gruyère or Swiss
Kentucky Hot Brown Bites
1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
1 cup finely chopped turkey
1 cup mornay sauce
2 slices bacon, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. (Do not let mixture brown.)
2, Add milk, whisking constantly. Bring to a low boil, and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes more.
3. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
4. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese.
5. Allow to cool slightly.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a small bowl combine finely chopped turkey and mornay sauce.
3. Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.
4. Unroll crescent rolls and press dough into one large rectangle.
5. Cut rectangle into 24 squares.
6. Press dough squares into muffin cups and shape up around the edges.
Fill each muffin cup with some of the turkey mixture. Top each bite with some diced tomato, bacon and parmesan cheese.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.