3/4 lb bacon (optional, but I think this really makes the dish!)
1/4 cup butter (margarine will do in a pinch)
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs (unseasoned, and don't use sourdough crumbs either)
1 lb uncooked elbow macaroni
3-5 scallions, chopped
1 1/2 lb Swiss cheese Procedure
Cook the bacon until it is very crisp. When done, blot dry.
Put the butter in a small frying pan and heat at a low temperature until it's melted. When melted, add the bread crumbs and sautae until the bread crumbs are browned, stirring frequently to avoid burning the crumbs.
Boil the macaroni in water according to directions on the package. Don't overcook ... it should be "al dente". A little olive oil added to the pot will help prevent the macaroni from sticking together.
While the macaroni is cooking, grate the cheese and chop the scallions.
When the macaroni is done, drain it in a colander. The "assembly" is done in layers into a glass baking dish. Put a layer of macaroni on the bottom, then cheese, the crumble bacon and scallions on top of this. Make the layers thin; this way, you can get about three pasta/cheese/bacon layers. When all of these are in the pan, top with the bread crumbs and bake at for 20 minutes or until the bread crumbs are a little more browned and the cheese is melted.
Eat. However, it makes fantastic leftovers, so you won't want to eat it all.
Of nog een ander receptje INGREDIENTS:
8 ounces macaroni
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 pinch paprika DIRECTIONS:
Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve.