Being a suburban Detroiter, we decided to venture out to try some for ourselves. Alas, it seems there are several Detroit-area “Triple D” fans who had the same idea: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/customers-flock-to-clarkston-eateries-following-food-network-showcase-20111214.
Instead of enduring the long wait at the restaurant, I decided to replay the episode and make my own rendition based on the description provided during the show. I’m not entirely sure how it compares to the original, but it is quite good nonetheless. Enjoy!
Step 1: What you'll need:
2 cups lowfat milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. each salt and pepper (more or less to taste)
1.5 cups (more or less) half & half
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour (not pictured)
2-3 cloves pureed garlic
1 small onion, thinly sliced
0.4 lb. (approx. 2 cups) shredded parmesan cheese
12-16 thin slices Pinconning cheese (or extra sharp cheddar cheese, for those of you not in close proximity to Pinconning, Michigan)
1 ½ cups (more or less) shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
½ cup (more or less) Panko crumbs (not pictured)