Macaroni and Cheese for Grownups

Recipe by Tinalovespasta
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the butter in a heavy skillet.
  • Add the onion and saute on medium heat until softened and mostly cooked-about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one more minute-be careful not to brown the garlic.
  • Whisk the flour in.
  • Cook while stirring for three minutes.
  • Uncooked flour tastes bad!
  • Whisk in the milk.
  • Continue to stir until the mixture barely begins to boil.
  • It should be a little bubbly and beginning to thicken.
  • Add the vinegar while whisking-if the milk is hot it won't curdle and the vinegar brightens up the sauce.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you don't want black flecks use white pepper instead.
  • Add a dash of Tobasco.
  • Taste then add more if you like.
  • Stir in the pepperoncinis or jalapenos.
  • You need to experiment-make this a few times and decide exactly how much of which pepper you like.
  • Stir in your favorite cheeses.
  • I like to combine sharp cheddar with a little crumbled bleu.
  • Swiss is good for flavor but not texture so blend with something creamy like Fontina.
  • Monterey Jack is very creamy but without a lot of flavor so add something sharp and flavorful.
  • Pour the macaroni into a large baking pan.
  • Pour the sauce over and gently mix.
  • Sprinkle the parmesan and bread crumbs on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until browned on top-about 25 minutes or so.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes then serve.
  • You may never even consider boxed mac-n-cheese again.
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