Monday, August 15, 2011

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

A basic mac and cheese recipe but with the added surprise of smoked Gouda cheese. Make sure lots of that smokey rind is included in the grating for the flavor.

2 cups of milk
3 tbs butter
3 tbs flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and pepper
1 cup or more of smoked Gouda shredded
1/c cup Parmesan

I generally use skim milk here but its way better with whole milk or half and half. At any rate heat 2 cups in the microwave and set aside.

Melt butter in sauce pan and added flour. Cook for a few minutes then add milk a little at a  time stirring well to avoid lumps. Whisk while adding the mustard and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Add the cheeses and stir to melt. Taste, adjust. Pour over cooked macaroni just before serving.

**Note do not let the sauce come to a boil once the cheese is in the mix as it will turn grainy.

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