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Ashmont Grill Macaroni and Cheese

A spin on a traditional comfort food

A spin on a traditional comfort food from Chris Douglass, chef and owner at Ashmont Grill.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 Butter
  • 6 Tablespoon Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt (plus more for cooking macaroni)
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 4 Cup Milk, scalded
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 1 1/2 Cup Monterey Jack, grated
  • 1 Cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 Pound Elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup Bread crumbs

Cooking instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then toss in a few pinches of salt and the macaroni.
  2. Cook a minute or two less than instructed on the box. Run pasta under cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain well in a colander.
  3. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter, add the flour and cook over low heat, stirring.
  4. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly until sauce thickens and comes to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and season mixture with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  6. Add approx. half of the cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Add the macaroni and stir well.
  8. Assemble in a buttered casserole dish by alternately layering macaroni with remaining grated cheese.
  9. Pour cream over the top and and sprinkle on the bread crumbs.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until browned on top. Best served hot.

By Chris Douglass

Chris Douglas is chef-owner of Ashmont Grill

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