So this past weekend I finally got my hands on Fast Food My Way, a book by Jacque Pepin on how to cook delicious foods quickly.
I started right in on sunday and made Crab cakes, a salad, and a pasta dish. The pasta dish won the prize for delicious. The picture is below:
The hardest part of the recipe was cutting up the ham and shredding the cheese. Other ingredients included: peas, corn, zucchini, and cooked pasta. The sauce was a Bechemele (sp?) white sauce which was super fun to make. Here’s how:
Take about 2 T of butter and throw it in a sauce pan. Melt it.
Add 2 T of flour and whisk quickly. It will immediately thicken.
Then add 2 C of milk. Whisk and bring it to a boil. The sauce will thicken nicely.
After the sauce is boiling, remove it from the heat and immediately add 1/2 C of heavy cream.
I poured the sauce over the other ingredients and then sprinkled some parmesean cheese on top and broiled it for a few minutes.
And that’s that! easy and delicious!!