Truffled Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms
adapted from One Perfect Bite
A few variations...
...added cremini and fresh shiitake mushrooms to the dish. Saute the mushrooms with 1 Tbsp butter, until cooked down. Drain liquid. Add to dish during the part where mixing of pasta, cheese, and cream takes place.
...used panko breadcrumbs
...in the madness of cooking several dishes at the same time, I forgot to toss the pasta with truffle oil. Instead, we added the oil on top after serving to each individual person.
...used whole milk instead of heavy cream (for a little less fat...)
...I recently purchased black truffle salt from the NYC trip, so I added the salt wherever I can (to the pasta, to the cream sauce, to the mushrooms)
Baked to perfection.
Besides the amazing buttermilk fried chicken and orgasmic truffled mac and cheese with mushrooms, we also feasted on:
- Waffles - regular and bacon
- Green beans with caramelized onions
- Sauteed spinach with toasted sesame
- Holiday spiced yams with almond and hazelnut
It was one incredible meal. And one great get together.
Table setup, with this year's party favors.