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Gypsy Queen Mac & Cheese Cone with Bacon Bling

Recipe from: Gypsy Queen Cafe

In Baltimore, Maryland, the king of food trucks is the Gypsy Queen, that serves up eclectic eats such as the whole crab – legs and all – Soft Shell Crab BLT and Mac n’ Cheese stuffed into a waffle cone.

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MAC & CHEESE CONE

775 grams elbow macaroni, cooked per package directions and cooled
2 cups cream cheese, softened
450 grams American cheese, cubed
225 grams Asiago cheese, grated
1 liter half-and-half cream
3 cups “Bacon Bling” (see below)

Heat ingredients in a large pot on low heat, stirring regularly, until the cheeses are melted and incorporated. Spoon mac-n-cheese into a large malted cone and top with “Bacon Bling.”


BACON BLING

450 grams bacon, diced
1 large red onion, diced
2 tart apples, diced
3 tablespoons liquid smoke
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 cups BBQ sauce

Cook bacon, onions and apples on medium-high heat until the bacon is crispy. Add liquid smoke, balsamic vinegar and BBQ sauce. Cook until thick and caramelized – about one hour.

Yields: 6 servings