Hot Pockets are a classic after school treat for both kids and college students alike, that’s why these Homemade Kentucky Hot Brown Pockets are bound to a hit with your family. These are based off the Famous Kentucky Hot Brown and filled with chunked up turkey, fresh tomatoes, bacon and mixed up with a cheesy gooey mornay sauce this is unlike any Hot Pocket you’ve ever had. This is a great meal prep food, as you can make a bunch in advance and freeze them until you need them! Great for after school snacks, quick dinners, or even parties these Homemade Kentucky Hot Pockets are bound to be a hit.
Hot Topics are a classic American food, almost everyone at some point in their life has had one of these. But where did they come from? Well, Paul and David Merage, two Jewish Iranian brothers who immigrated to the United States from Tehran are responsible for this classic treat. The story goes something like this. In the late 60s, the Merages were attending university in California, where Paul earned his MBA in business. He was hired for an entry level marketing position at Maxwell House Coffee but both brothers dreamed of owning their own company.
After a trip to Europe in the 70s, the brothers noticed a huge demand for frozen Belgian waffles and began working on their own recipe. This led to the creation of Chef America Inc. In 1977 where the brothers began slinging Frozen waffles all over the country. They decided to branch off into lunch and dinner options. The brothers noticed a trend in America of people looking for portable meals and also meals that children could easily prepare since more and more women were entering the workforce.
After many hardships and recipe development, the brothers unveiled their new product in 1980, yes you guessed it, the tastywich. The product wasn’t a huge hit, but 3 years later they revamped the recipe and renamed it to the Hot Pocket. Since then, the Hot pocket has gone on to be one of the most popular frozen meals in America.
Can I freeze Kentucky Hot Brown Pockets in advance?
Yes! You can freeze them in a freezer bag wrapped in freezer paper for about 3 months.
How do I reheat Kentucky Hot Brown Pockets?
You can reheat in an oven at 350 for about 5-8 minutes, or in a microwave for about 90 seconds or until heated through.
Do I have to use Turkey and Bacon?
No, you can substitute a variety of proteins for the filling of these Hot Pockets. Another variation we like is Ham, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, and tomato with the mornay sauce.
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For the Mornay sauce: