The Turkey Devonshire Sandwich, sometimes simply called a Devonshire, originated in the 1930s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It is typically served as a hot open faced sandwich on toasted bread with hot turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and a cheese sauce. It was created by Frank Blandi (1907-1999), who first served them at The Stratford Club in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Yields: 1 Serving
1Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2Fry bacon and remove from pan, drain and set aside.
3Melt ¾ stick butter in deep pan and add flour, stirring constantly. Add chicken the broth and stir, then add the hot milk and stir, then add cheese and salt. Bring to boil, then reduce heat. Cook slowly for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
4Whip cheese sauce with wire beater until smooth.
5Place 1 slice toast in a casserole dish and top with 3 slices bacon, then add 5 slices turkey. Cover with the whipped cheese sauce. Sprinkle with a little melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and paprika.