Sunday, December 25, 2016

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

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Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
This is my family's favorite comfort food. Leftovers are made into Deep Fried Mac & Cheese balls I have added the instructions at the end of this recipe
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Ingredients
  • 1 (8 ounce) package macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups velvetta (store brand works just as well) Cut into small chunks
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs, mixed with 2 tablespoons melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan melt butter.
  4. Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
  5. Pour milk and sour cream in gradually; stirring constantly.
  6. Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).
  7. Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.
  8. Add cheese little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  9. Turn off heat
  10. Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.
  11. Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.
  12. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  13. Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
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  16. To Make Fried Macaroni & Cheese
  17. Store leftovers in refrigerator overnight. Using a ice cream scoop, scoop out mac and cheese and roll in hand to compact the balls tightly. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer until frozen (a few hours) remove from freezer and dip in a beaten egg and roll into Panko crumbs (you can use fine bread crumbs however I found they tend to get darker than Panko) Fry in enough oil to cover the Mac & Cheese ball until golden brown Drain on paper towel ENJOY!!

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