Senin, 08 Oktober 2012

Mac & Cheese

I wanted a dinner that was quick and easy (with no complaints from those 11 and under).  This mac and cheese was a perfect fit for a cool fall night and my little ones gobbled it up.



Mac and Cheese

2 large eggs 
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce (I forgot to add this)
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard, dissolved in 1 teaspoon water
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 tablespoon butter
12 ounces sharp cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, grated (about 3 cups)

Toasted Bread Crumbs

1 cup fresh bread crumbs
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix bread crumb ingredients together in small baking pan.  Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15-20 minutes; set aside.

In a small bowl mix eggs, 1 cup evaporated milk, pepper sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and mustard mixture; set aside.

Bring 2 quarts of water to boil in a large saucepan.  Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and macaroni; cook until almost tender but still a little firm to the bite.  Drain and return to pan over low heat.  Add butter; toss to melt.

Pour egg mixture over buttered noodles along with three-quarters of the cheese; stir until thoroughly combined and cheese starts to melt.  Gradually add remaining milk and cheese, stirring constantly until mixture is hot and creamy, about 5 minutes.  Serve immediately, topped with toasted bread crumbs.

Recipe from The Best Recipe by the editors of Cooks Illustrated magazine
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