Thursday, November 2, 2017

Move over Mac and Cheese!

This morning, I made a batch of mayonnaise and so had 3 forlorn egg whites I needed to find a use for.  Voila!  I decided to make some egg white noodles, cook them and combine them with a cheese sauce.  It turned out lovely and delicious.

As soon as the fresh noodles were made, I boiled them in plenty of water for 5 minutes, then drained them well.  In the mean time, I made the cheese sauce:

2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk (warm)
1.5 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
Salt to taste

In a skillet, melt the butter, stir in the flour and very gradually add the warm milk, stirring vigorously with each addition.  Do this over medium heat.  When it is all  nicely combined and thick, stir in the grated cheese until it is melted and smooth.  Add the drained noodles.  Salt to taste. 


  1. That looks very good. I made my sister some gluten free noodles a couple of weeks ago. I wonder if she has used them yet? They didn't hold together as nice as the old fashioned flour kind do. I make my cheese sauce just like you do. Hope you have a happy thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Nice to "see" you.

  2. Your mac 'n cheese looks so good. How do you make 'egg white' pasta? I have made your sourdough pasta which both my sister and myself loved.

    1. Yvonne, I had 3 egg whites so treated it like it was one and a half eggs. Beat up in a bowl with a fork, add 1 and half teaspoons of salt and enough plain unbleached flour until it is thick enough to knead, but not too much flour. Knead it for a little while, adding bits of flour to prevent sticking, until it is nice and smooth. Roll out on a floured surface as thinly as you can and cut with a pizza cutter into noodles. Cook them in boiling water for a few minutes and drain. :)

    2. P.s. I am glad you like the sourdough pasta!

  3. I never make my own noodles, but my mother in law always did. She was ex-Amish. My twin sister and I were both taught to cook by our maternal grandma and she loves to make noodles and I love to make pies, but not not vice versa. So we trade with each other.

    My family likes macaroni and cheese so I make it every other week or so, but 4 times your recipe:)


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