Mac and cheese is a simple classic comfort food that is always pleasing to eat no matter the situation .
Heck even in a nuclear apocalypse , people still find themselves chowing down on these cheesy classics .
I'm gonna make the blam mac and cheese from the Fallout games in two ways .
The prewar classic Blanco Mac and Cheese with the help of the Fallout cookbook and also the Postwar irradiated version by giving it a few twists .
If you don't know .
The blam mac and cheese is a consumable food item in the Fallout games .
It made its day debut in Fallout three where you can find it lying around in the wasteland in its bright lemon lime green box in Fallout four , its packaging got rebranded into a blue box showing a bowl of mac and cheese with a bomb inside of it .
In the game , you can actually make the blame mac and cheese .
As long as you have a food processor and the necessary ingredients first , you need razor grain , which is a tough sharp grass that waste Landers use as a replacement for wheat , which has become extinct .
According to the cookbook , razor Grain can be mashed up and reshaped to lumpy curved pieces of dough that work well enough as pasta .
The Endgame recipe also asks for purified water , which I assume is for boiling the razor grain macaroni and also carrots and plastic , which I assume is a weird wasteland or way of making cheese sauce .
Yikes lucky for us .
Blam was gracious enough to partner up with this cookbook and generously provided the recipe so we can actually make their authentic pre-war version of mac and cheese .
No razor grain pasta or carrots needed .
We start off by boiling two chopped up medium carrots .
I don't think I've ever had mac and cheese with carrots as a part of the sauce before .
But I appreciate the attention to detail here by the cookbook and carrots are part of the actual in game recipe .
We'll let those carrots simmered in medium heat for five minutes .
Then we drain the carrots and transfer them to a blender where we'll add 1.5 cups of whole milk , half a cup of heavy cream and two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce .
Blend all of those together until smooth in a separate bowl , mixed together a quarter cup of all purpose flour , two teaspoons of ground mustard , two teaspoons of garlic powder and a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper then melt five tablespoons of unsalted butter in a sauce pan over medium high heat .
Once the butter's melted , add the flour mixture while consistently whisking when the butter and flour combine into a root whisk in the carrot and milk mixture until everything is completely mixed .
Well , then we add eight ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and four ounces of shredded fontina cheese .
Make sure to add the cheese in small batches , salt and pepper to taste and then add in about a pound of cooked elbow macaroni and stir it in that cheese sauce until it's fully coated .
And that's the classic blam mac and cheese .
Now , we have the pre-war cleaned nonirradiated variant .
But in the recent fallout games , there's also the Postwar dirty irradiated variant of Blanco mac and cheese .
So let's try to make that .
I mean , to be honest , I could just add some green food coloring .
But where's the fun in that ?
Let's try something a bit more ambitious this time though , I'm not gonna be using carrots .
We'll be using around four cups of fresh spinach and half a cup of fresh parsley .
I usually use flat leaf parsley , but the store only carried the curly ones this time .
Now , I know this is not very lore friendly because let's face it .
You're not gonna be able to source spinach and parsley in a nuclear wasteland , but that can be our secret .
Just pretend it's green fungus or something .
Add half a cup of whole milk and half a cup of heavy cream and combine it all until it's evenly mixed .
Then similar to the previous one , we're gonna mix together a quarter cup of all purpose flour , two teaspoons of ground mustard , two teaspoons of garlic powder .
But this time I'm not gonna put the cayenne pepper since I don't want the heat to overpower .
The other flavors melt five tablespoons of unsalted butter in a sauce pan over medium high heat .
Once the butter is melted , add the flour mixture while constantly whisking when the butter and flour combine into a roux whisk in the spinach and milk mixture until everything is completely mixed .
Well , now to add the cheeses this time , I'm using eight ounces of smoked cheddar instead because this box looks like it's been blown to smithereens .
So I can see it having a smoky flavor and instead of fontina , I'm using four ounces of go for a slightly more pronounced taste .
Also , I imagine this dirty version to taste somewhat funky .
So I'm gonna add a bit of funk with two ounces of blue cheese , mix everything well and add salt and pepper to taste then mix in about a pound of cooked macaroni .
We're also gonna add juice from half a lime to give it that nuclear acidity top it with even more blue cheese funk .
And we have a totally rad Postwar Blam mac and cheese .
All right , let's give them a taste first .
With the classic Mac taste wise .
It's a pretty solid mac and cheese .
It's got a very nice neutral inoffensive taste , which to me is great because it can easily go well with other stuff such as bacon ribs , broccoli or whatever you like to eat mac and cheese .
With the cayenne also gives it a bit of a kick , which is nice .
I do observe though that the texture is a bit grainy .
I think it's because I cooked the root on medium high .
I think it overcooked the mixture and the cheeses and caused it to be not as saucy .
Everyone's stove tops are different .
I think if I use medium heat rather than the medium high , the cookbooks are just it , then it might have been more creamy but still the flavor was pretty good .
Now for the irradiated version first , let me whip out my dosimeter to see how radiated this is ok .
It clocks at 3.6 Rontin .
Not great , not terrible .
Let's dig in .
I love the bright green color of the dish , the color from the spinach and the blue cheese topping truly gives it a nuclear look , which is really cool .
Taste wise .
It's way different from the classic style even though this is the dirty version .
Ironic , it tastes a lot fresher because of the spinach and parsley .
The smokiness from the smoked cheddar really comes through and the lime juice gives it a good zing .
The blue cheese isn't too overpowering .
In fact , I could probably add more the flavors .
Surprisingly , all go really well together .
And if you want a mac and cheese with a more powerful taste .
Then I think you'd like this one .
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