For Beacham & Company's Thanksgiving this year I decided to make Mac and Cheese. That was my favorite thing my grandmother Ada made, and I loved how she would burn the noodles on top to make it extra crispy. I do not have her exact recipe, but this one from Mary Mac's Tea Room (Atlanta's most famous soul food restaurant), looked mighty close. It had fantastic flavor! I used large elbow noodles just to make it a little different, and I loved the end result. The recipe came from Mary Mac's Cookbook, which I think is fantastic!
Mary Mac's Mac and Cheese
- Serves 4-6
- Preheat oven to 350
- Active time 20 min, Total time 60 min
- From the book Mary Mac's Tea Room
- 3 large eggs
- 2 Cups evaporated milk
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 pound elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions and drained
- 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Butter an 8x8 inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until light yellow.
- Add the evaporated milk, salt, white pepper, sugar, melted butter, and hot sauce.
- Layer half the macaroni, half the milk mixture, and half of the cheese in the baking dish.
- Repeat the procedure, ending with the cheese.
- Sprinkle the paprika over the cheese.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until set.
This would be perfect for Thanksgiving, so feel free to pin these images!
Have a great day!