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Monday 18th, August 2008

Another macaroni pie: recipe


Macaroni Pie


Macaroni Pie, originally uploaded by Lilandra.

I catch a vaps a couple days ago.
That’s all I can say.
After mom offered me frozen boneless chicken breast for me to grill for dinner (since she’d made curry salmon for dad…which only she and dad and sister-in-law eat and…none of them were going to be home to eat it!!!) and I refused, I found myself downstairs after we prayed ‘Asr boiling macaroni.

I decided I wanted macaroni and eggs, like we used to also eat as children (it wasn’t always the über cheese-laded macaroni and cheese we had – partly because we didn’t always have what we then called halaal cheese).

Then, of course, while the kettle was boiling water, before I even found the macaroni where mom hid it in her back kitchen, I decided a little cheese wouldn’t hurt.

So I grated the cheese leftover in the cheese container.
And then inspiration struck and I felt for macaroni pie!

But not the super cheesy fare that I generally like. I wanted to go back to some roots, a nice milky pie with a crumb topping.

I started boiling water around 5:20pm and put the pie in about 6:20pm and we took it out of the oven at 7:00pm. I was very impressed with the time. This of course included many trips to turn the hose tap on and off for mom, to collect my repaired fan from outside, to carry the cordless phone all around outside the house for mom just to find her in the front porch.

I also managed to have all the ingredients and pans prepped and ready before the macaroni finished boiling so I could relax while I waited.

All I can say is that this bread baking addiction must be teaching me some discipline and the cake-thing the importance of having pans prepared before-hand…(mise-en-place?)

Who’d've thunk!

And you know what?
It came out good.

So, if you want a different kind of macaroni pie from the previous (yet still trini! my brother’s mother-in-law makes her pie more like this) and not even the bajan pie, try it this way:

Ingredients

  • lots of boiling water
  • 1 pack of long thick tubed macaroni
  • couple squirts of oil
  • 4 tbsp butter or margerine or so
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • about 200g or so of grated cheddar cheese
  • one can (14oz) of evaporated milk
  • mustard
  • About two handful of crix (or some other appropriate topping…you can use breadcrumbs I supposed or another biscuit).
  • pepper sauce or other seasonings optional

Directions

  • Cook macaroni in salted boiling water and squirt some oil in so it won’t stick together (or cook it however you normally cook your macaroni).
  • Beat eggs with salt and pepper.
  • When macaroni done, drain it out.
  • In the same pot, melt 2 tbsp of butter and then add the macaroni. Stir. (You can do this over the burner or not. The pot should be hot enough that you don’t need it to be on anymore and you’re going to bake it anyway.)
  • Add eggs and mix.
  • Add the grated cheese. You can hold back some if you’re worried about it being too much or for an alternate topping. Mix it in.
  • Pour in the evaporated milk and mix. Is kinda liquidy now.
  • Add about 3 or 4 squirts of mustard (yes! I used yellow honey mustard! You can use whatever you want and how much ever you want) and stir it in.
  • Season to taste.
  • Pour into a pan (I greased my pan with some olive oil. The pie might be greasy enough that you don’t need to do this).
  • Crush the crix in a bag with a rolling pin and mix it with the remaining 2 tbsp melted butter
  • Sprinkle or layer the buttered crumb topping over the whole pie. Maybe if you press it in with the back of a spoon it mightn’t fall off as easily.
  • Bake in a 350F oven for about 40minutes or until you think it’s done or it’s got enough colour. We could’ve taken it out earlier but we wanted it a bit darker.

And ta-da! Another macaroni pie! Yum!

You can see all my other home made macaroni pie pictures here.

11 Comments »

  1. “back to some roots”??

    milky with crix ontop sounds good…I want macaroni pie, but I’d need more than one old egg. Shopping might be necessary tomorrow!

  2. yeah
    i know ours was less cheesy when we were young (remember we were on cheese shortage!) and we used a topping too

    so ok maybe i meant back to your youth or childhood

    you can make it with one egg
    i just used two because (1) i was going to make macaroni and egg and (2) i figured why not…

  3. no, one egg alone never works well, unless it’s a tiny pie
    trust me, I know

  4. ohhh!
    i feel happy
    good judgement
    well
    make tiny pie
    wait
    i forgot
    it’s more than you in the apartment

    HAHAHA

  5. Who ever thought that you could take Kraft Dinner to this level—Cool! I just might have to try this–if I can remember how to turn the oven on…?

  6. HAHA
    It’s not Kraft. I can’t stand the Kraft! :-p
    It’s good home-cooking! :)

    well
    you could … err…. maybe cook it in the grill?

  7. A few years ago I actually made pies in a BBQ. One was an apple, and the other was a peach pie. They turned out really nice, but it took a long time to cook them. It took a lot of messing around to get the low temperature setting just perfect. I remember the lid had to be opened just a teeny bit to balance the heat out.

    It was tasty though.

  8. oh cool
    i don’t think we have a grill
    or do we?
    hmmm
    a pit?

  9. Hmmm.. well ….. who does not know what we have at home.. we have a BBQ pit , and it is on wheels and works quite well…

  10. i said i think we have one from uncle…
    but hmm why do we never use it??

  11. [...] lots of water. Not bad day for fasting – I got work done although I developed a craving for a real cheesy macaroni pie, maybe with beef in [...]

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