Recipes from the Road: Macaroni and Cheese with a Danish Twist

by Velvet Volume

Classic Wannabe Macaroni and Cheese with a Danish Twist

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Alright guys, this dish is one of my favorites. I know it’s not a traditional Danish meal, but an all time classic popular American dish, every American kid can associate with their childhood. I actually first tried it three years ago or something at a good friend’s house as a hangover meal, and it blew my mind. Seriously. And ever since then I’ve been making it if I really got the munchies or a bad hangover. A beautiful symphony of macaroni and creamy cheese sauce, damn !

But today I am going to make this dish with a fifth special Danish ingredient, which tastes delicious (However, I will always be faithful to the original recipe). I will use the herb Ramson. Which I picked with my bare hands in the woods today ! Ramson tastes like a good combination of garlic and spring onions.

The method is very easy, but I will explain it in steps:

(and DON’T be stingy with the grease. This can’t be substitutable with any healthy solution ! !  )

For 2 persons you will need:

1) 100 g cheese, here you can actually use any kind of cheeses of any taste. I prefer, Cheddar and Parmigiano.
2) 2 tbsp all purpose flour
3) 3-4 tbsp butter
4) 2 cups cold milk, 500 ml
5) 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper and salt
6) A handful of Ramson leaves
7) 1 cup macaroni
8) More butter

Preparation in steps:

Step one: Prepare the pasta in a small pan. Cook the macaroni, according to pack instructions, until soft and then drain (save some of the pasta water!).

Step two: While boiling, prepare the Ramson leaves. Rinse, wash the leaves from soil (especially if you have picked it yourself) and blend until it has a lighter liquid consistency.

Step three: The cheese – herb – sauce: Heat the butter in a thick bottomed pan on a low heat. Then add the flour while using a wired whisk to stir. Then start pouring milk and the  boiled pasta water, in a gentle stream, while stirring. Keep on stirring until all the lumps are gone, and the sauce is starting to thicken and looks really creamy.

Step four: Add cheese, herbs, salt and pepper to the sauce, and again mix and stir until the sauce looks amazing.

Step five: Mix the pasta in the sauce and serve.

Step six: ENJOY <3

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