Homemade Mac and Cheese
A recipe for homemade macaroni and cheese, inspired by Kelly McWilliams's AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD. Recipe courtesy Donna Skinner.
olive oil, divided
large elbow macaroni
all purpose flour
Goya Adobo Seasoning with Pepper, divided (see note)
butter, cut into pieces
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Oil a 2 quart baking dish with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add macaroni, and cook for 1/2 of the time indicated. Drain, and toss with remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
In a small bowl, Whisk flour with ½ cup of the milk. Add remaining milk, beaten egg, and ½ teaspoon Adobo seasoning. Stir to combine.
Layer 1/3 of macaroni in baking dish. Top with 1½ - 2 cups cheese, and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon Adobo seasoning. Repeat for two more layers.
Pour milk /egg mixture over macaroni and cheese. Top with butter.
Cover casserole and bake for 45 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 15 minutes, or until top browns. Serve warm.
Note: To make homemade Adobo seasoning: whisk together 3 tablespoons garlic powder, 2 1/2 tablespoons salt, 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric.
Mac and Cheese