Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I double-dog-dare you.....

.....to try this recipe. It's from a cute little popcorn cookbook I have(cleverly titled, "Popcorn"). The book is full of super yummy savory and sweet popcorn recipes(like chile-lime-tequila popcorn, curry corn, chai-spiced popcorn and mocha latte corn) but also has a few main course recipes that are a little over the top. One of them is this intriguing(though slightly unappealing) recipe. Any one up for the challenge?

MAC AND CHEESE WITH POPCORN TOPPING

8 ounces elbow macaroni
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
12 ounces small curd cottage cheese
8 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 cups freshly popped corn
1/3 cup butter,melted
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Preheat oven to 350.
Cook and drain the macaroni.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cheeses, sour cream, milk, mustard, salt/pepper, and cayenne; stir well. Pour the drained macaroni into the cheese mixture and stir until blended. Transfer everything to a 9 by 13 baking dish.
Put the popcorn into a large bowl and crush it slightly with the back of a wooden spoon. Pour in the melted butter and parsley, stir well.
Sprinkle the popcorn mixture over the pasta and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serves 6

1 comment:

Emily* said...

Intriguing... I almost want to try it...almost. But heck, if it made it into a cookbook, it couldn't be that crazy tasting,right??