Thursday, October 14, 2010

Alton Brown's Mac & Cheese


We had a fun evening with Alton Brown last night.
Click HERE to head over to Tales from Bloggeritaville to read more about it.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:45 min
Level:Easy
Serves:6 to 8 servings.

Ingredients
•1/2 pound elbow macaroni
•3 tablespoons butter
•3 tablespoons flour
•1 tablespoon powdered mustard
•3 cups milk
•1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
•1 bay leaf
•1/2 teaspoon paprika
•1 large egg
•12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
•1 teaspoon kosher salt
•Fresh black pepper

Topping:
•3 tablespoons butter
•1 cup panko bread crumbs
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.

Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

Remember to save leftovers for fried Macaroni and Cheese

Gollum's Foodie Friday+HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael!

2 comments:

Chandy said...

Leigh, how did you meet Alton Brown? I'm like a total fan! You have the best and "bright" (as in celebrity, stars) adventures!

Yummy dish!

Ann said...

wow this looks gooooood!