Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

BBQ My Way

August 30, 2012

BBQ: Fry this favorite in smoked breadcrumbs

By Dave Lobeck

CNHI News Service

Attention health fanatics: Please don't go off on me about this week's column. I am inoculated from your fury because my wife, Liz, who is very health conscious, happened to be complicit in coming up with this recipe. Well, the marinara was her idea. And she did do the frying!

This is a fun way to prepare leftover mac and cheese, and the results are delicious. My concern is we will now crave this monthly. With adequate self discipline, we will limit it to a semi-annual culinary experience.

You can see a video on the fried mac-and-cheese Liz and I posted at www.YouTube.com/BBQMyWay. Search for “fried mac-and-cheese.”

To make it yourself, first prepare your favorite mac and cheese recipe. Here is ours:

Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

2 lbs. dry macaroni noodles

½ cup flour

1 stick real butter

1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

1 lb. Velveeta cheese (cubed)

8 cups milk

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

In a huge pot, boil the noodles until cooked, then drain and set aside.

Melt the butter in a large pot with a thick bottom over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, slowly add and vigorously whisk in the flour. The pot's thick bottom will keep the flour from burning and the milk from scalding. Once the flour is fully mixed and smooth, you have a roux. Slowly add the milk, while once again vigorously stirring with a whisk. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil while stirring occasionally. The mixture should now coat the back of a spoon. Add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Add the cooked noodles and mix. Now add the two cheeses and turn off the heat. Stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth. Transfer to a large casserole dish which has been sprayed with a no-stick spray. Smooth out and sprinkle the top with more cheddar cheese and dried bread crumbs for texture.

Text Only
BBQ My Way
AP Video
Nate Berkus' 60-Second Home Design Solutions More of Nate Berkus' Home Design Ideas in 60 Seconds Ideas for Updating Your Kitchen from HGTV Spring Cleaning with Peter Walsh: Shower Heads Spring Cleaning with Peter Walsh: Pillows Spring Cleaning with Peter Walsh: Sinks Spring Cleaning with Peter Walsh: Coffee Makers Spring Cleaning with Peter Walsh: Doormats Home Makeover Tips From Interior Designer Carrie Leskowitz Spring Cleaning Q&A Botanic Backyard with gardening tips Time for Spring Gardening Spring Cleanng Tips Control Your Home With A Mobile Device Inside Denise Richards' Sexy, Swanky Home Pamela Anderson Selling Malibu Beach Home for $7.75M House Built Out of Recycled Beer Bottles See Inside The Home Lindsay Lohan Had To Give Up Take a Peek Inside Rihanna's New $12 Million Mansion Impress Holiday Guests At The Dinner Table
Pet Talk