As promised, my first recipe! I forgot I was cooking for an audience and failed to take quite a few pictures including the finished product. Whatever, get over it.
There are some details you need to know about before we start this cooking adventure.
- Pick a shredded cheese you like, I don’t care what it is. I change my cheese up but I prefer the four cheddar blend from Sargento.
- “Stink noodles” are lifesavers because I miss pasta like a fat girl on a low-carb diet should miss pasta. They’re affectionately called stink noodles because they have a wee bit of a smell to them when they come out of the bag. I prefer the Tofu Shirataki noodles pictured below but there are a couple other brands out there. Tofu Shirataki make stink noodles in a macaroni shape and the only place I’ve seen sell the macaroni is Whole Foods.
- 5 minutes of prep time, 45 minutes of cook time.
- Makes 4 servings, 6g carbs per serving
What it’s made of:
1 cup light cream
2 cups shredded cheese
1 egg yolk
1 package macaroni stink noodles
Black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
What you’ll need:
Heat resistant spatula
Small bakeware dish
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Drain stink noodles in a strainer and give them a good one minute wash under hot water. Put a paper towel in your bakeware, pour the noodles in, cover with another paper towel and press down. Repeat the paper towel bullshit until the noodles are bone dry.
- Whisk light cream and egg yolk together and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly. Keep stirring until this turns into custard and is thick enough to coat the spatula, I’ve provided pictures of what it should look like. DO NOT LET THIS BOIL.
- Pour the custard over the dried stink noodles in the bakeware and add 1 1/2 cups of cheese and dry seasonings, use spatula to mix ingredients together. Use a pinch of all the dry seasonings and taste as you go to add more of whatever flavors you prefer, I can’t really measure what I use so figure it out. If you did the custard correctly, this mixture will not be soupy.
- Sprinkle the last 1/2 cup of cheese on top and if you’re like me and want a crispy layer, sprinkle 2 Tbsp of flaxseed meal on it as well.
- Bake for 30 minutes. * If you used the flaxseed meal to top it, bake for 30 minutes and then broil on high for about 5 minutes to get a nice crispy, nommy goodness on top.