Churchill Downs & Country Hams: What do they have in common?

April 21st, 2014

Broadbent Award Winning Country hamChurchill DownsChurchill Downs and Country Hams:  What do they have in common?


Churchill Downs will be the venue for “The Run-For-The-Roses” at the 140th Kentucky Derby on May 3rd and Country Ham will be the main entrée.  If you are unable to attend, don’t miss out on the fun just recreate the atmosphere in your home.  What do you need?  Here’s your check list:  TV to watch the race; Fancy hats to look the part; and Traditional Kentucky Derby Foods to enjoy the taste.    We can’t help you with the TV or the Hat, but you are sure to Win, Place and Show with delicious Derby Party Winners from Broadbent’s.


 The Country Ham needs to be sliced delicately thin and placed on traditional Beaten Biscuits.  Never heard of them, well they are more like an English Biscuit rather than a southern breakfast biscuit.  They are designed to take on the flavor of the ham.  Slice open and fill with the thin sliced Country Ham, let set a couple of hours at room temperature, add a little mustard and they will be ready to serve. 


 Kentucky Hot Brown is another Kentucky delight sure to show up at the Derby.  Check out the recipe here.  Kern’s Kitchen Kentucky Derby Pie® is the perfect desert for your party along with Kentucky Bourbon Chocolates and Pulled Creams. 


Last of all Mint Julep’s are a must.   The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs in association with the Kentucky Derby since 1938. Since 2006 they have served extra-premium custom-made mint juleps at a cost of $1000 each. These mint juleps were served in gold-plated cups with silver straws. They were made from Woodford Reserve Bourbon, using mint imported from Ireland. If you can’t afford that mint julep; try our version made using Old Honey Barn Mint Julep Mixer.


Visit Broadbent Kentucky Derby Party Foods page for quick and easy Derby Party shopping. 



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Written by Laura Oberle

There’s Kentucky country ham, and then there’s Kentucky country ham from Broadbent’s. The makers of award-winning Kentucky country ham, hickory smoked bacon, and smoked sausage. The tradition of making products of the highest quality has been the same for over 100-years. Whether your tastes in Ham flavor is salty or sweet, we’ve got the perfect Ham for your Christmas celebration! Please Browse through our selections, all guaranteed to please!

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