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M's Restaurant Featured on "The Today Show"

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Telluride is a great place to go hiking, skiing, rock climbing… the list just keeps on going! But what most visitor's don't realize is that it is also a mecca for foodies! Watch this May 25, 2011 episode of "The Today Show" featuring Chef Jake Linzinmeir from M's Restaurant at Hotel Madeline. Chef Jake teaches Al Roker how to create a state fair favorite!

And just in case you want to make these corn dogs yourself, here is a reciepe for his mac 'n cheese corn dogs!

Recipe: Mac 'n' cheese corn dogs

Jake Linzinmeir

Ingredients

  • 2 oz yellow onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 sheets gelatin
  • 1 ea whole cloves
  • .25 tps ground nutmeg
  • .25 lbs shredded Cheddar
  • .5 lbs shredded Gouda
  • .5 lbs Velveeta, diced
  • .5 lbs Brie
  • 3 dashes Tabasco
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • .25 lbs butter
  • As needed AP flour
  • 2 lbs. elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 pint, corn dog batter (see recipe)

Preparation

Sweat onions until translucent.

Add milk, cream, cloves and nutmeg. Add gelatin and bring to a simmer.

Make a roux with the butter and AP flour. Add roux as needed to thicken the milk.
Cook for about 30 minutes. Strain into a stock pot.

Add cheese, Tabasco, blend with a stick blender until smooth. Season to taste.

Fold cooked macaroni together with cheese and let cool to handle.

Lay out on a clean table a length of food service film approximately 24" long. Scoop the mixed mac 'n' cheese in a 1"-thick by 12"-long line lengthwise along the film 3" from the base. Gently pull the bottom of the film up and over the mac 'n' cheese and slowly roll into a tube. Once rolled tightly, twist one end tight and tie while pushing the air out toward the open end. Once air is removed twist the open end shut to compress and tie. Refrigerate overnight.

Cut the solidified mac 'n' cheese into 3" lengths, skewer with corn dog skewer (chop stick), dip completely in corn dog batter, fry at 350 F, 2-3 minutes each.

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