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13 November, 2017

French Style Macaroni & Cheese

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French Style Macaroni & Cheese

For this recipe you need:

• 250 grams of macaroni
• 300 ml of heavy cream
• 200 ml of Full cream milk
• 2 cloves of chopped garlic
• 1 pinch of grated nutmeg
• salt and peper to taste
• for the topping:
• 300 grams of grated cheese
• 1 Tomato (sliced)

This Macaroni and cheese gratin (Mac & Cheese in America) is quite a popular in the region of Lyon in France and it is quite often serve with beef stews. Of the course the French version differs from its American counterpart but uses similar ingredients with the addition of Butter cream and garlic.
There are many variants to this dish in France, some of which do use some flour with the milk to add thickness to the sauce or some other version that have addition of ham cube bacon or onions.
The cheese used in France is usually the Emmental cheese but the Macaroni and cheese recipe can be made with a wide array of other French cheese too. Personally I would say that the best cheeses to use are the one that give you that nice strings of cheese effect.