I have made this dish so many different ways and so many times that my efforts have definitely taken years off my life. I guess I would rather live fast, hard, and happy then long, dull, and….skinny. I made this one for some friends to celebrate his birthday, as a side dish with a “Tomahawk Chop”.
Here is the recipe, I think it is a winner. I am curious to hear your thoughts on this recipe. Pay particular attention to the details because that is the most important part. Remember, if you are going to clog your arteries do it in a way that makes you smile.
1 1/2 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs (I grated some rustic sourdough bread)
2 oz. of Tillamook extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated.
3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees, lay your bread crumbs on a cookie sheet and toast bread for five minutes, until golden brown. Remove let cool, then toss with a fork the remainder of the ingredients.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons of flour
2 cups of whole milk
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 tsp of dry mustard
2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
12 oz of Tillamook extra shape cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/2 lb curly macaroni, such as cavatappi
Melt the butter in a saucepan over med low heat and whisk in the flour. This called roux. Whisk for about 3 minutes, then slowly whisk in the milk. Bring sauce to boil, whisking constantly, then simmer the sauce while whisking occasionally for three minutes.
Whisk in heavy creme, mustard, Worcestershire, cheeses, teaspoon of salt, and pepper to your liking and remove from heat, cover the sauce pan.
I used little serving dishes, but you can use a baking dish. Cook the pasta pot in well salted water until al dente (not overly done, but firm)
Once the macaroni is finished drain and toss in a bowl with the creme sauce, then pour pasta into your baking cook wear.
Then you take the topping you previously made and begin topping the macaroni.
Bake in oven until golden brown and bubbling for 20-25 minutes.