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Mac N’ Cheese courtesy of Alton Brown

with 3 comments

It’s been a gloomy and rainy couple of days out here in normally perfect San Diego, but perfect for some good homemade comfort food. ESC and I are getting settled into our new place and with the prodding of my big brother, I have no more excuses not to post the most recent culinary expedition!!

I have always been a Mac N’ Cheese enthusiast and used to love the generic boxed versions because they were sooooo cheesy and for some unfathomable reason, delicious. I stopped eating them because I was scared of the cheese powder. Scared that I would accidentally sneeze and it would go POOF all over the kitchen and completely ruin a perfectly tasty afternoon snack. Imitating the boxed flavor can be annoying to find the right recipe, but one of the food blogs I occasionally peruse had Alton Brown’s recipe in one of the comments. This recipe uses REAL CHEDDAR CHEESE and is just as cheesy and delicious as that crappy boxed version.

Warm Cider w/ Rum makes a great addition for a cold evening dinner!

Instructions! Bring water to a boil and cook macaroni al dente. While cooking the pasta: mix eggs, milk, salt & pepper in a smallish mixing bowl and set aside. Drain the cooked macaroni and return to the pan on low-medium heat. Melt butter into macaroni & stir, coating every precious curved pasta with buttery goodness. Mix in the egg-milk mixture, cheese and optional bacon. Let it heat up again to get the cheese to melt (~5 minutes). Mix thoroughly and serve hot in bowls. Serving sizes can be adjusted to make 5-6 side dish servings, or more pasta added with only minor porportional additions of milk & cheese. Enjoy!

Mr. Ghosty being welcomed!

Windup toys saying "HI!" to Mr. Ghosty.

Ingredients:
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 tbsp Butter
2 Eggs
6oz Evaporated Milk – This stuff is crazy
Salt to taste
Fresh black pepper
10oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Bits of Cooked Bacon

Makes 2 large bowls of goodness. ~3$/bowl. Completely unhealthy but stick to your ribs delicious.

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Written by Brent

October 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm

3 Responses

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  1. Here is a link to the alton show where he makes the oven version. Very entertaining and pretty complicated for Mac and Cheese.

    Dad

    David DePuy

    October 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm

  2. Egg? Wow. Awesome. I was disappointed you didn’t spend several paragraphs extolling the virtues of bacon in mac and cheese. I considered some kind of DDos attack but then I saw it in the ingredients list, so I’ll resort to chastising you. Bad bad bad.
    Ok, done now.
    Welcome back!

    Travis

    October 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm

  3. Sometimes food that is unhealthy for the body is amazingly emotionally healthy. So this looks like a type of health food to me!

    Julie

    October 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm


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