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THE BEST OF MACARONI AND CHESE

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe courtesy Empire Diner, New York

Recipe Summary
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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3 pints whole milk
3 ounces white roux (butter and flour mixed in equal proportions and cooked)
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 pound American cheese
10 ounces grated Monterey Jack cheese
4 ounces grated Fontina cheese
12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
8 cups drained, cooked elbow macaroni
Bread crumbs

Heat milk and stir in roux to thicken. Dissolve salt, mustard and nutmeg in a little water and add to thickened mixture. Reduce heat. Gradually stir in with a wooden spoon all the cheese. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until cheese has melted and sauce is smooth. Mix with elbow macaroni, top with bread crumbs and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until browned and bubbly.

Episode#: BE1B19
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