Philly Diner Mac-and-Cheese

Ingredients

Preparation

1
Boil and cook the macaroni and drain. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2
In a large pot, melt the butter on medium-low heat. Add 4 tablespoons (and up to 6 tablespoons) of flour until mixture reaches the consistency of wet sand. Cook for about 5 minutes until mixture begins to "pop" like popcorn.
3
Whisk in 1 quart of cold whole milk. Whisk in the dry mustard, salt, Tabasco sauce and paprika. Keeping on medium-low heat, let simmer for 20 minutes, whisking frequently. The mixture will begin to thicken like a cream.
4
Slowly add the shredded cheddar cheeses, whisking as you add. The cheese will melt creating a creamy cheese sauce.
5
In a large bowl, mix the cooked macaroni with the cheese sauce. Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray and spread mac-and-cheese evenly in the dish.
6
Bake for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly. During the last 10 minutes of baking time, sprinkle breadcrumbs on the top to create a golden crunchy topping.

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Adapted from Jones Restaurant, 700 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Yield:

8.0

Added:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:24am

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