This is my favorite dish when I was a child, and it’s also very popular for all the Japanese children (of course for adults too) – Macaroni gratin.
It’s one of the typical Japanese Yoshoku, the food originally came from other country bu is developed in Japan, and I think each family have the different version of them.
I suddenly wanted to have this after a long time (maybe because it’s getting cooler in Tokyo?) , and it made me very nostalgic when we had dinner.
My recipe is only the example, so please use your favorite meat or vegetable for your own
1 onion, sliced
3 big sausages, sliced
3 potatoes, steamed and sliced
2 carrot, sliced and steamed
150g of macaroni
Pizza cheese as much as you like
600cc of fresh milk, with room temparature
45g of butter
3 Tbs. of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt
- Preheat the oven as 210 ℃.
Make the white sauce. Place the butter and flour in the pan, then heat it up.
When the butter melts, add the milk little by little.
Please don’t add too much milk, because you will get some chunks and the sauce doesn’t become smooth.
Add the salt and mix well, then stop the gas.
- Steam the potatoes and carrot. Peel off the skin and slice the potatoes.
- In the other pan, pan fry the onion and sausages well. When the onion is cooked, add the cooked macaroni (please follow the package how many minutes for cooking), carrot, and all the white sauce.
Adjust the taste with salt.
- Place the (4) in the plate then sprinkle the pizza cheese on top. Bake it in the oven with 210 ℃ for 17-20mins.
Today I used sausage with potato and carrot, but I also like the combination of salmon with mushroom, or chicken with pumpkins.