Wednesday 30 March 2011
CATS ‘N CHEESE
Cats ‘n Cheese: Caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes, creamy cheese sauce and toasty breadcrumbs with Cats Ears.
What? you thought this was going to be a recipe for something else?
Besides, I’m allergic to cats.
CAKEBRAIN’S CATS ‘N CHEESE RECIPE
Actually, I'm just pulling your leg...this isn’t really a recipe--just a bunch of general instructions. You're smart. You can figure it out. I made up this sophisticated version of Mac 'n Cheese along the way. Add whatever else you want…sauteed mushrooms, asparagus, artichokes. MMMM. Grab a bag of orecchiette; cook according to package instructions and drain. Make a Bechamel (white sauce) and stir in 4 cups of grated cheddar cheese (I used half white and half orange). In a saute pan, add 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes (packed in olive oil) and 1 finely chopped onion. Saute gently until the onions are transparent. Buzz up a slice of good white sandwich bread in your handy dandy food processor; drizzle crumbs with EVOO and toss to mix thoroughly. Pour the pasta, the onions & sundried tomatoes mixture and sauce into a large shallow casserole. Sprinkle the crumbs over the surface. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. or until crumbs are golden and sauce is bubbly.