Spicy Crunchy Mac & Cheese

By |2018-12-02T01:56:31-05:00September 4th, 2011|Recipe|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Red September 9, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Mac & Cheese
    These may be silly questions but I gotta know – what is panko, ancho? Is ancho short for anchovies?

    • thomsonj September 9, 2011 at 1:34 am

      Panko
      Nope, not a silly question at all! Panko is just breadcrumbs. They use it a lot in Japanese cooking, for breading fried foods and adding crunch to others, such as sushi. It’s far crispier than anything I’ve used! Love it!

    • thomsonj September 9, 2011 at 3:16 am

      Ancho
      “Ancho” is a chili powder. A pablano pepper, when dried, becomes a “dried ancho”. When smoked, it brings a strong smokey flavour, but next to no additional heat. I use it, along with smoked paprika, for maximum flavour impact. 🙂