Tonight for dinner I made my Oma’s mac and cheese recipe. Normally when I make mac n’ cheese I start with a rue for the cheese sauce but Oma’s technique is easier and tastes great! I used a combo of gouda and asiago cheeses but you can get creative and use your own combinations 🙂 Now, I can’t say this is exactly how my Oma makes it, I always have to cook with her to get it right but I went off the directions she texted me. There are no measurements and very vague directions, but good cooks never measure and good cooks also know how to interpret vague directions 😉
1 package macaroni noodles
1 package asiago cheese
1 package gouda cheese
1 cup milk
4 tbsp unsalted butter
3 eggs whisked
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
-Liberally salt a pot of water and boil. Once boiling add macaroni and cook according to package directions. Set cooked pasta aside.
-Add butter to a large pot and melt over medium low heat.
-Once butter is melted add milk and heat until simmering (not boiling)
-Add shredded cheese to milk one handful at a time while whisking it in.
-Once cheese is all melted and incorporated add macaroni and stir together.
-Add eggs and stir. At this point lower the heat to low.
-Lastly, add pancetta.
Top macaroni and cheese with breadcrumbs. Enjoy!