Stephanie Says: Frozen potatoes are a necessity for the baking times to be right. I actually use dry onion flakes reconstituted instead of fresh onion. You can also substitute the corn flakes for crushed Ritz crackers or potato chips. This recipe can be doubled for a larger party, but remember to adjust the baking times to suit the larger volume.
Boil macaroni in water until al dente. Reserve ¼ c. cheddar cheese.
Beat the 3 eggs.
In a large bowl, mix evaporated milk, remaining cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Velveeta, eggs, salt & pepper. Add the cooked macaroni & mix until well blended. Pour mixture into appropriate sized Crockpot or other slow cooker. Top the mixture with your reserved cheddar cheese.
To prepare sauce, in a large skillet combine 3 tbsp canola oil & flour little by little & mix to create a roux. Stir in flour to absorb the oil. Slowly whisk in the milk, & add Parmesan cheese & cheddar cheese. Stir in the egg to thicken the sauce, but do not allow to boil. Season with pepper, paprika, & Old Bay seasoning & remove from heat.
In a separate skillet, heat 2 tbsp canola oil. Saute mushrooms in the oil until soft.
In the same skillet, saute the asparagus.
Preheat the oven broiler. For each serving, put 2 slices of toast on a broiler-safe dish. Cover toast with layer of slices of turkey/pork roast & mushrooms. Smother each serving with sauce.
Place dish in broiler until the top of the sauce in speckled brown & bubbly. Remove from broiler, add tomatoes, & cross cross 4 stalks of asparagus (per serving) over top, & serve.
For each serving, slice up half an avocado & add as garnish.
Chef’s Note: The Kentucky Hot Brown retains a special place in my heart, as I was born in Kentucky. Of course, I had to add in more of a California flavor (and a dash of my Maryland side too) to make it healthier.
Heat cream cheese in microwave until smooth & warm, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
Add shredded cheddar cheese to warm cream cheese mixture. You can vary the cheese mixture depending on how much of a cream cheese taste you want. If you want more of a sharp cheddar taste, add more shredded cheese.
Stir until blended smooth, which may require additional heating. (Mixture should be a light orange color)
Stir in green onions to mixture.
While still warm, drop a spoonful of mixture onto one end of ham slice. Also spread a very thin layer of cheese picture across rest of ham slice (this will make the roll stick together.
Tightly roll ham up pushing cheese mixture through slice evenly. Cheese mixture should stick ham roll together.
Once rolled, refrigerate ham rolls flap side down for 3-4 hours until solid.
Once solid, slice rolls up to desired size or eat whole & serve.