Italian White Sauce Pasta vs American Mac and Cheese
Italian White Sauce Pasta vs American Mac and Cheese.
Everyone loves to eat pizza and spaghetti which is a part of Italian cuisine. But Italian cuisine has much more to offer you from its traditional recipes, such as Italian white sauce pasta. The Italian pasta size and taste varies according to its region. Italians make the pasta from wheat flour, egg and water. It became the staple food of Italians from 18 century.
You will get surprised to know that today Italy produces 600 different shapes of pasta with various names. When American president Thomas Jefferson made a trip to Italy he tasted pasta for the first time. He loved this dish so much that he started a factory which produced macaroni which is similar to pasta. It is shaped just like our elbow that’s why it is named as elbow macaroni. The surprising fact about this new born American food is it is not considered as pasta during 1980. Later it became staple food of America and U.K. and later gained popularity through out the world as Mac and Cheese.
Italian White Sauce Pasta:
People from Italy love their staple food pasta very much but now people from other countries also like to order Italian pasta during their visit to restaurants. Moreover, it is a very easy recipe that can be cooked at home under 30 minutes. The rich and creamy white sauce, perfectly seasoned with Italian herbs and topped with red chili flakes can refresh your taste buds. This simple recipe is cooked with white sauce which is made of milk, butter and flour. This silky sauce has its origin from Italian and French cuisine which is also known as Béchamel sauce.
How to Cook a Perfect White Sauce Pasta.
Cook time: 30 minutes
1 cup pasta
½ cup worm milk
1½ tbsp refined flour
2½ tbsp butter
½ tsp black pepper (powdered or crushed)
2 grated garlic cloves
½ tsp red chili flakes
½ tsp oregano
2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
1 bowl of chopped veggies (bell peppers, carrots, peas)
Salt as per taste
Put a large pot filled with water and put it over the flame.
Boil the pasta in water by adding salt.
Take a pan and add ½ tbsp butter. Sauté all the veggies on medium flame until it turn tender.
In the same pan add 2 tbsp butter. And add grated garlic. Sauté it for few seconds.
Add flour and whisk it along with butter.
Pour ½ cup warm milk and stir continuously.
When the sauce turns thick, add grated cheese and stir gently.
Now add oregano, black pepper and little salt.
Add veggies and boiled pasta and coat it well with white creamy sauce.
Season the pasta with red chili sauce and serve it hot.
American Mac and Cheese:
Introduction of Pasta in America gave a rise to new recipe called Mac and Cheese which became the comfort food of Americans. The origin of Macaroni is a complex thing to understand. Some says it belongs to an ancient Greek meal which was served during funerals white other says it may come from Latin. Who knows what’s the real story!
The ideal Mac and Cheese is made with a sauce that makes its very creamy and sticky.
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