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Preparing macaroni and cheeses

post #1 of 33
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Hey guys-

does someone have a good recipe for preparing macaroni and cheeses? My friend DJ Ricks is having a dinner party and I wanted to bring this classic American dish .


-Danny Wilson
post #2 of 33
From my personal archives, here's a classic soul food recipe. Reminds me of when I lived in West Palm Beach and used to go to Riviera Beach to a soul food joint and eat ribs, collard greens, macaroni & cheese and peach cobbler. YUMMMM!.

1 pound dry elbow macaroni
Hot water
4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) butter
1 tablespoon seasoned salt, such as McCormick's
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
4 eggs, divided
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk, divided
2 cups shredded mild or sharp cheddar cheese
Few tablespoons of shredded cheese for garnish
Paprika for garnish

Place the elbow macaroni in a large pot and cover with at least 5 quarts of warm water. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, remove the pot from the heat, cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes, or until the macaroni is just tender. Drain and briefly rinse the macaroni.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Transfer the macaroni to a large baking dish. While the macaroni is still hot, add the butter, seasoning salt, white pepper and Cajun seasoning until the butter melts. In a small bowl, mix together 3 of the eggs with 1/2 can of the evaporated milk and stir it into the macaroni. Add 1 cup of the cheese and continue to stir to melt the cheese. Stir in the remaining 1 cup cheese. Mix together the remaining 1 egg and 1/2 can of evaporated milk and blend it into the macaroni.
Sprinkle additional shredded cheese over the top and sprinkle with paprika.
Bake, uncovered, about 30-45 minutes or until the macaroni is firm.
Remove from oven and serve.
post #3 of 33
Just get some Kraft Deluxe Cheese & Mac. It comes with the cheese in a little pouch already made and it's friggin delicious.
post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Just get some Kraft Deluxe Cheese & Mac. It comes with the cheese in a little pouch already made and it's friggin delicious.

That shit is dece on its own, but throw in a handful of some shredded cheese (sharp cheddar) and some salt-free multi purpose seasoning blend and you have yourself a winner.
post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
That shit is dece on its own, but throw in a handful of some shredded cheese (sharp cheddar) and some salt-free multi purpose seasoning blend and you have yourself a winner.

Sometimes I make the mac and cheese the regular way, then put it in a casarole, mix in some different shredded cheeses (usually regular cheeder, sharp chedder and mozzarella) and then bake it. Then it's off the hizzle.
post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
That shit is dece on its own, but throw in a handful of some shredded cheese (sharp cheddar) and some salt-free multi purpose seasoning blend and you have yourself a winner.
+1. Sharp cheese really brings out the flavor. I like Irish Chedder that you get from Trader Joe's.
post #7 of 33
Tell me more about this fellow, DJ Ricks. What does he DJ?
post #8 of 33
Some of the best sauce I Have made was using the box powder shit (which is disgusting by itself) milk, sour cream, and about a cup of shreded Tilamook chedar。Pretty good that way.
post #9 of 33
One box of KD + one package of cooked and drained Chicken Sapporo Ichiban noodles = teh winnar.
post #10 of 33
Mac n' Cheese = Classic American Dish?
post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
Mac n' Cheese = Classic American Dish?

Classic American soul food side dish, especially.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
Classic American soul food side dish, especially.

What VM said. Southern black culture has produced some great down-home rib-sticking chow: Mac N Cheese, Ribs, Fried Chicken, Peach Cobbler, Collard greens cooked with salt pork -- uhm. I love soul food and hate that I can no longer get it.
post #13 of 33
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
Mac n' Cheese = Classic American Dish?

Hey Acidic-

thats elementary to America ..have you visited before?

Thanks for the recipies guys- but which is the most classic?


-Danny Wilson
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by wilson brother
Hey Acidic-

thats elementary to America ..have you visited before?

Thanks for the recipies guys- but which is the most classic?


-Danny Wilson

The most classic is preparing it by the directions on the side of the box.
post #15 of 33
Velveeta's pretty good too. Add jalapenos if you dare.
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