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Cabntmkr1
09-13-2008, 10:50 PM
We are going to a family reunion in KC tomorrow for my lovely wife's side of the family.
I decided to make some Jalapeño Crack-N-Cheese (I call it that because it's so addicting!:lol:) to take tomorrow instead of the BBQ we usually take.
I hope everyone enjoys the pron.:wink:

Here's the recipe for those who want it.

Cabntmkr1's Crack-N-Cheese
Ingredients:
4 Tb. Butter
4 Tb. Flour
4 C. Whole Milk, or 2%
Salt and Ground White Pepper, to taste
1/2 C. Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)
4 Jalapeños, seeded and diced small
16 Oz. Mozzarella and Provolone Cheese, shredded
5 C. Cooked Small Pasta Shells

Directions:
Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a sauce pan. Add the flour and use a wire whisk to make a roux. Allow to cook just until the roux starts to smell toasty... do not brown.
Scoop The roux into a bowl and set aside to cool.
Pour the milk into the same saucepan and season to taste with the pepper and salt. Bump up to medium heat and cook until the milk reduces some...about 1/3rd.
Whisk the roux into the reduced milk and bring to a simmer. It will thicken nicely at this point.
If too thick, thin with a little more milk, if too thin, reduce more.
When done to the preferred consistency, pour over the cooked pasta, add the cheese(s) and
Jalapeños. Stir together and enjoy!

BBQ Grail
09-13-2008, 10:54 PM
If I ever get back to Wichita will you make that for me?

That's fantastic looking. Have you ever put that in the smoker? Would that work?

Cabntmkr1
09-13-2008, 11:02 PM
If I ever get back to Wichita will you make that for me?

That's fantastic looking. Have you ever put that in the smoker? Would that work?

I absolutely will, Larry!:mrgreen:
I hadn't thought to add a touch of smoke to it...I bet that would be perfect! That's why I love you guys...you have such great ideas!:grin:

Ron_L
09-13-2008, 11:24 PM
Wow! That looks great! I'm sure everyone will love it!

Mr. Bo
09-13-2008, 11:27 PM
Oh Yeah! That looks really good.
Gonna have to try that in the smoker myself. I've done smoked mac and cheese but the peppers are a great addition.

Thanks!

barbefunkoramaque
09-14-2008, 01:12 AM
i am hijacking (pun) that dish for next season

Norcoredneck
09-14-2008, 01:52 AM
Looks great.

Rightstuff
09-14-2008, 08:09 AM
This is going on my list!

Desert Dweller
09-14-2008, 08:25 AM
Do you need my address for shipping?

WannaBeBBQueen
09-14-2008, 08:51 AM
yummy yummy!!

1_T_Scot
09-14-2008, 08:51 AM
Looks great...I'll take 2 big scoops.

jestridge
09-14-2008, 09:11 AM
Now that sure put mac on a new road, it look great

PaSmoker
09-14-2008, 10:09 AM
Ummmm....throw in some chopped smoked meat of choice and you got yer food pyramid covered.....Looks fantastic!!

Dr_KY
09-14-2008, 10:21 AM
Ooooooooooooooooooo I gotta try that!!!!!!

Barbarian
09-14-2008, 11:53 AM
That does look tasty!!!!!!!!!
Smokin it sounds good to.

Bigdog
09-14-2008, 12:05 PM
Not a big fan of mac and cheese due to the fact that I got sick of eating it all the time when poor and in college, but this stuff looks good. I think I will give it a go. Thanks for the recipe Cab. :icon_cool

Bbq Bubba
09-14-2008, 01:06 PM
Thanks bro, great recipe! :biggrin:

Trucky1008
09-14-2008, 02:39 PM
Great lookin mac and cheese!

BIGWILLY
09-14-2008, 02:54 PM
Mac n' Cheese, one of the all around top Comfort Foods, very nice!

Rightstuff
09-14-2008, 09:08 PM
Question: 5 cups cooked mac-n-cheese. Is that roughly the 16oz box shown in the pic?

Cabntmkr1
09-15-2008, 06:02 AM
Question: 5 cups cooked mac-n-cheese. Is that roughly the 16oz box shown in the pic?
That would be pretty close, Yes.

Cabntmkr1
09-15-2008, 06:06 AM
Ummmm....throw in some chopped smoked meat of choice and you got yer food pyramid covered.....Looks fantastic!!
Sweet idea!:mrgreen:
Smoked pork goes with pasta really well...

TysDad
09-15-2008, 09:54 AM
Sweet idea!:mrgreen:
Smoked pork goes with... ALMOST EVERYTHING

...really well...



Add some red jalapenos and you have Christmas Crack Mac


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wlh3
09-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Man doesthat ever look good! Thanks for the idea and recipe:icon_bigsmil

Big George's BBQ
09-15-2008, 10:28 AM
That looks really good. Will have to try it

baconator
09-19-2008, 08:57 PM
Thanks for the cool recipe. It looks great. I am planning to try it for a party at work tomorrow.

Mike

Rightstuff
09-19-2008, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the cool recipe. It looks great. I am planning to try it for a party at work tomorrow.

Better be good, you know how tough co-workers can be! :-D

billm
09-19-2008, 09:07 PM
im selling at the farmers market tommorow..looks like i got a real good reason to score me a bag of jalapenos from one of the produce vendors..thats looks great

DOHCFOX
09-19-2008, 09:12 PM
That looks absolutely delicious! A quick question though. Have you ever tried grating your own cheese for this dish? I ask because I've noticed that those pre-grated cheese bags contain anti-clumping agents, like corn starch.

It'd be interesting to do a comparison between packaged grated cheese and home grated cheese...