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Macaroni and Cheese

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Description Once again I will refer you to The Perfect Recipe. This is the ultimate in Macaroni and Cheese.
Ingredients
At a glance
Course
Side Dishes
Source
You\\\’ve Gotta Try This!
Makes
8
Toasted Bread Crumbs
1 C. fresh bread crumbs from French or Italian Bread
1 1/2 Tbsp. Butter
Macaroni and Cheese
Salt
1/2 lb. Elbow Macaroni (my preference is Barilla)
4 Tbsp. Butter
2 large eggs
1 can (12 oz.) Evaporated Milk, heated to warm
1/4 tsp. hot red pepper sauce
Ground black pepper
1 tsp. dry Mustard
10-12 oz. (3 cups) mild cheddar, American or Monterey Jack Cheese
Methods/steps
Heat oven to 350 degrees and set a 1 1/2 quart heatproof dish, such as a soufflé pan in the oven to warm. Mix bread crumb ingredients together in a small backing pan set aside.
Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large soup kettle. Add 1 1/2 tsp. salt and macaroni; cook until almost tender, but still a little firm to the bite. Drain and transfer to preheated dish and stir in butter to melt.
Meanwhile, mix eggs, 1 cup evaporated milk, pepper sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt (less if you are using American cheese) 1/4 teaspoon pepper and mustard mixture in a small bowl.
Pour egg mixture over noodles along with three-fourths of cheese; stir until thoroughly combined and cheese starts to melt.
Place bread crumbs in oven to toast until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Place p an of macaroni and cheese in oven too and bake for 5 minutes. Remove pan from oven; thoroughly stir macaroni mixture adding a little remaining milk and cheese. Return to oven and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove macaroni pan from oven and stir thoroughly so that macaroni and cheese cooks evenly adding additional cheese and milk if mixture does not look moist and creamy. Return to the oven for a total of 20 minutes, removing pan from oven once more to stir in remaining milk and cheese. Serve immediately, sprinkled with bread crumbs.

Please note: I personally forgo the bread crumbs. Once again I can’t even tell you how good this stuff is!

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