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MACARONI AND CHEESE
MAC-AND-CHEESE - Greatest macaroni and cheese in the
INGREDIENTS (Serves 6)
3/4 lb bacon (optional, but I think this really makes the
1/4 cup butter (margarine will do in a pinch)
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs (unseasoned, and don't use sourdough
1 lb uncooked elbow macaroni
3-5 scallions, chopped
1 1/2 lb Swiss cheese
(1) Cook the bacon until it is very crisp. When done,
(2) Put the butter in a small frying pan and heat at a
low temperature until it's melted. When melted,
add the bread crumbs and sauté until the bread
crumbs are browned, stirring frequently to avoid
burning the crumbs.
(3) Boil the macaroni in water according to directions
on the package. Don't overcook ... it should be
"al dente". A little olive oil added to the pot
will help prevent the macaroni from sticking
(4) While the macaroni is cooking, grate the cheese
and chop the scallions.
(5) When the macaroni is done, drain it in a colander.
The "assembly" is done in layers into a glass bak-
ing dish. Put a layer of macaroni on the bottom,
then cheese, the crumble bacon and scallions on
top of this. Make the layers thin; this way, you
can get about three pasta/cheese/bacon layers.
When all of these are in the pan, top with the
bread crumbs and bake at 325 deg. F for 20 minutes
or until the bread crumbs are a little more
browned and the cheese is melted.
(6) Eat. However, it makes fantastic leftovers, so you
won't want to eat it all.
Cooking the bacon in the oven or in a microwave works well
for this recipe. I find the best way to dry the bacon is to
put a couple of paper towels on top of an old brown paper
bag, then the bacon, and then a couple more paper towels on
top of that, and then just pat with the hand a few times.
It's important to get the bacon dry or the casserole will be
Difficulty: easy. Time: 20-30 minutes preparation, 20
minutes cooking. Precision: no need to measure.
Helen Anne Vigneau
Dual Systems, Berkeley CA
Hey, there's a great future as a fry cook! I could be manager in two years.
From: rich@mcc (Elaine Rich)
Subject: RECIPE: Mandarin Soup
Date: 27 Dec 85 09:59:01 GMT
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