Macaroni Cheese

Pigs in Blankets aren't just for Christmas!

Pigs in Blankets Macaroni Cheese Surprise

 

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and diced
  • 200g macaroni
  • 25g butter
  • 15g plain flour
  • 750ml litres milk
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • Salt & pepper
  • 125g Davidstow cheddar cheese, plus extra for sprinkling over the top
  • 8 pigs in blankets
  • 25g butter
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil
  • Dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tbsp fresh sage, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven and cook the pigs in blankets according to the packet instructions.  
  2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and add the onion.  Cook over a low heat for around 10 minutes until softened but not coloured.  Remove from the heat and set aside. 
  3. Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions. Drain and then set aside while you make the sauce.
  4. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir. Cook the roux for a minute then remove from the heat. With a hand whisk then slowly add the milk, whisking after each addition. When all the milk has been added, place back on the hob and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes stirring regularly. When the sauce has thickened, add the mustard, salt and pepper. Then remove from the heat and stir in quickly the cheese.
  5. Next melt 50g butter and olive oil in a small saucepan. Tip in the breadcrumbs and chopped sage and fry for around 5 minutes or until golden and crunchy. Be careful not to burn. Remove from the heat and season with a little salt and pepper. 
  6. Now combine the sauce with the macaroni and cooked onion and tip into a deep heatproof dish.
  7. Place the pigs in blankets on top of the macaroni, and push them into the macaroni mix slightly.
  8. Then scatter over the crunchy breadcrumbs and sprinkle over some grated cheese. Next place under a hot grill to brown.

 

Thank you to Joanne at LovePopUpsLondon for this delicious recipe!

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