5.04.2012

bacon mac & cheese with wisconsin gruyere

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  tbd
servings:  4 - 6

ingredients:
4 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons fresh rosemary - chopped
salt
pepper
1/2 pound bacon - diced, fried crisp and drained
1 pound elbow macaroni - cook according to package directions and drained, reserving 3 teaspoon pasta water
2 cups wisconsin gruyere cheese - grated
chives - chopped (garnish)

steps:
1.  place cream in large saucepan with rosemary.  add salt and pepper to taste.  bring to a boil and keep at boil until reduced by half.

2.  stir in bacon and pasta and simmer until hot.  add the gruyere cheese and 3 teaspoons pasta water.  stir until cheese is melted. 

3.  garnish with chopped chives.  serve immediately.

- savory sweet life; recipe by chef michael symon

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