Friday, December 7, 2012

Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower カリフラワー入りマカロニチーズ


The ultimate American comfort food (or cafeteria food), Mac'n Cheese. Inspired by Michelle Obama's recipe shown on TV, but instead of making it entirely with cauliflowers, used equal amounts of Orecchiete pasta and cauliflower in an attempt to cut some carbohydrates. For the sauce, used a combination of cheddar and Gruyere cheeses, which was mixed into a bechamel sauce made with bacon fat (there goes any healthiness...) seasoned with nutmeg, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, into which the cooked pasta and cauliflower was added. After spreading the pasta/cauliflower/sauce mixture into an baking dish, topped with a mixture of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and bread crumbs made with some leftover baguette in a food processer, and parsley. Baked in the oven until a golden crust formed. Brought this to a Thanksgiving party, noticed that a few of the guests helped themselves to an extra portion to take home.

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