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  • Not Yo' Mamas' Mac "a" Cheese

    This recipe was in the August edition fo Southern Living. It comes from John's City Diner in Birmingham, AL. I'm anxious to try it

    1c panko breadcrumbs
    1 (4oz) pkg thinly sliced prosciutto
    1 (16oz) penne pasta
    1/2c butter
    1 shallot, minced
    1/4c dry white wine
    1/4c flour
    2c milk
    2c whipping cream
    1 bay leaf
    1/2t salt
    1/4t black pepper
    2 (10oz) blocks sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
    1c (4oz) shredded smoked gouda
    1/2c (2oz) shredded parmesan cheese

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake breadcrumbs in a single layer on a baking sheet 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring oncer after 2 1/2 minutes.

    Cook prosciutto, in batches, in a lightly greased large skillet over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until crisp. Drain on paper towels; crumble.

    Prepare pasta according to package directions.

    Meanwhile, melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add shallot, and saute' 3 minutes or until tender. Add wine, stirring to loosen particles from bottom, and cook 1 minute.

    Gradually whisk in flour until smooth, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk & next 4 ingredients; cook, whisking constantly 12-14 minutes or until mixture thickens & begins to bubble. Remove & discrad bayleaf.

    Place 4c (16oz) cheddar cheese in a large heatproof bowl. Rsereve remaining cheddar cheese for another use. Add Gouda & parmesan cheese to bowl.

    Gradually pour white sauce over cheeses, whisking until cheeses are melted and sauce is smooth.

    Stir in pasta & prosciutto until blended. Pour into lightly greased 13x9 baking dish; sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

    Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until bubbly.

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    Re: Not Yo' Mamas' Mac "a" Cheese

    This sounds delicious. You can't go wrong with cheese and heavy cream (whipping cream)
    "Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle"

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