Spicy Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

I have tried many versions of mac and cheese in the past. Below is a recipe for mac and cheese that is a bit spicy.

Ingredients:

  • Elbow macaroni – 110 grams
  • Butter – 1 + 1/2 tbsp
  • All purpose flour – 1 + 1/2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Yellow or White Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Paprika – 1/4 tsp
  • Large egg – 1/2 an egg beaten
  • Mild cheddar cheese – 6 oz, shredded
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder – to taste

Method:

  • Follow the directions on the box to cook the macaroni. Set it aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Whisk in the butter and whisk till it turns thick and lump free.
  • Stir in milk, onions, bay leaf and paprika.
  • Let it simmer for 5 minutes, until the onions are cooked.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Remove the bay leaf.
  • Temper the egg by adding a tbsp of the hot milk mixture to the egg. Stir the egg continuously as you temper.
  • Add two more tbsps of the milk mixture to the egg( the egg is tempered before adding it to the milk mixture to prevent the egg from curdling).
  • Add the egg mixture and cheese to the milk mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese mixture and mix well.
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