This is my version of one of my old favorite comfort foods… Mac-N-Cheese (not the packet variety either, the real homemade goodness) Obviously this is not as good as when you use pasta but it also doesn’t leave you feeling guilty, foggy and generally like you need to have a nap 😉
- ½-1 head broccoli or cauliflower
- 3 strips streaky bacon
- ¾ cup cream
- Egg yolk
- Salt, pepper, mustard, paprika & curry powder (pinch of each)
- ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
Chop up your broccoli into really small pieces, cook using a steamer.
Grill your bacon until crisp and then chop into really small pieces.
Put your cream into a saucepan and add all the seasonings,let it reduce for 10-15 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally, once almost the thickened consistency of a white sauce then take off the heat and add in your egg yolk and grated cheese. To cheat the reduction method you can buy thickened cream instead but reducing your own cream is a much richer tastier way to go! Or if flour doesn’t bother you then just make a traditional cheese sauce.
Sprinkle the bacon on top and viola! Enjoy 🙂