"The purpose of cooking the roux".. ( flour butter mixture) is to cook the flour taste out of it).. as well as to make the perfect lump free sauce!..<br/>I made this per Alton's directions.. I grated my onions and gave them a quick rise with water..before adding to the milk..( rising removes that onion odor)..I also added a 3 oz of cream cheese...PERFECT!...will make this one for my family cook book!
I do not like baked mac and cheese. Let's just get that out there right now. Having said that, I first tried AB's baked mac and cheese about 2 years ago. I haven't made it any other way since. LOVE THIS RECIPE TO DEATH.
Really great. I love it. However try adding about 3 tablespoons of blue cheese to the sauce pan and just a very little on topping just before baking. It is great!!!!
This is really good and creamy though I only made 1/2 a recipe I used 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese as I don't like too much cheese. I like mixed cheese in my mac & cheese. I pretty much halved everything except I only cooked butter and flour 3 minutes as I had halved recipe but I went for the full 10 minutes on the other simmer, stir time..
Forgot something I used less mustard as someone mentioned that had too strong a mustard flavor. Though I used all the onion.
I made this just as directed except I didn't butter the panko bread crumbs. Excellent flavor and texture. I will keep this recipe handy for this very good treat.
it's great. my wife said that it was the most labor intensive mac and cheese recipe she's tried, but i think it was the best too... Plus we used a sweet white onion instead of a yellow union and forgot to put the last 1/4 of chsse on top before the panko. Still great! So many bad recipes being posted and reposted on the internet. It's always a safe bet to use on that has Alton or Julia or Emeril's name on it.
Tasted horrible. I think the onion ruined it, and maybe the bay leaf. The recipe works as a custard-type mac and cheese, but taste was off-putting.
Loved all the flavors. Really could taste the bay leaf and the mustard. I will not make it ahead of time though. It was creamy and nice and by the time I baked, it was drier than we like.
This last weekend, made a batch of Mac and Cheese and have been eating it over the last several days. This is great reheated and served by itself, with a hamburger patty, with Tak Kogi Sopsanjok (Tak Kogi Sopsanjok (Spicy Korean Chicken Patties)), hot dogs and even fried chicken. I've even take it for lunches to work. This is some good mac and cheese.
Not for us. Too oniony. Just not it.