Beer Mac n Cheese
Looking for a beer Mac n cheese recipe. Any good ones out there? The cheesier and gooier the better! Help!
I've never heard of that and don't have anything to offer, but as soon as saw the question, I wondered what pasta would be like cooked in beer instead of water. I think it's an idea worthy of an experiment, by golly.
Beer Mac and Cheese
2 1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat elbow noodles
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
8 ounces milk
8 ounces beer
8 ounces freshly grated cheddar cheese
4 ounces Gruyère cheese
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of black pepper
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
10 large basil leaves, chopped for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Prepare water for pasta and boil according to directions, shaving 1-2 minutes off of cooking time since pasta will continue to cook in the oven.
Heat a saucepan over medium high heat and add butter. Once melted and sizzling, whisk in flour to create a roux and cook until bubbly and golden in color, about 2 minutes. Add milk and beer into saucepan whisking constantly, then add cheeses and stir until melted. Turn heat down to medium and continue to stir, cooking for 5-6 minutes while mixture thickens. It will most likely NOT thicken like regular mac and cheese because of the beer, but you want it to thicken a little bit. Stir in pepper, paprika and nutmeg.
Add noodles (once cooked and drained) to a casserole dish, then pour cheese over top, mixing gently to combine. Top with panko bread crumbs and an additional sprinkle of cheese if desired. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then top with fresh basil.
We did airplanedoc's beer mac & cheese last night. Very good!!
I haven't tested this yet... but it looks delicious. The author makes a point of mentioning gooeyness in the recipe.
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I imagine this would be awesome using some Rauchbier.
That looks pretty damn good!
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