Minutes that it takes to cook: 60
Number of people it serves: 6-8
Steps to make the recipe: 9

400g can Lucky Star Pilchards in Tomato
250g macaroni
125g rindless streaky bacon, finely chopped (optional)
Oil for cooking
1 onion, finely chopped
4 Tbsp cake flour
3 cups milk
Salt and ground black pepper
½ tsp mustard powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100g cheddar cheese, grated
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup soft breadcrumbs, for the topping

Heat the oven to 200ºc. Grease a casserole. Flake the pilchards in their sauce with a fork.
Cook the macaroni in plenty of boiling, salted water until tender but not over-cooked. Drain and
rinse with cold water.
Fry the bacon in a little oil in a medium saucepan until lightly browned.
Stir in the onion and cook until soft.
Remove from the heat, stir in the flour and 2 cups of the milk, and season with salt, pepper and
Bring to the boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes until the sauce thickens. Remove
from the heat.

Mix the eggs into the remaining cup of milk and stir into the sauce with the cooked macaroni,
pilchards and half the grated cheese.
Spoon the pilchard and macaroni mixture into the casserole and top with the sliced tomatoes. Mix
together the breadcrumbs and remaining grated cheese and sprinkle evenly on top.
Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes until piping hot and topping is crunchy and golden. Serve with
a salad.

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Anonymous. (2020). PILCHARD MACARONI CHEESE. [Blog]. PILCHARD MACARONI CHEESE. Available at: https://luckystar.co.za/project/pilchard-macaroni-cheese/ . [Accessed 23 March 2020].

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