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Mac and Cheese Bites

This recipe uses a blender jug to create a smooth sauce which requires no precooking, why not give it a try and create this new twist on a popular classic.

Makes 30 – 35 bites, perfect for a party! This recipe needs to be made 24hr beforehand.

How it’s done

  1. Preheat oven to 350°f 175 °c. Butter a large casserole dish.
  2. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain well and pour into the prepared casserole dish.
  3. Meanwhile, place the Cheddar cheese, hot milk, flour, onion, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, mustard powder, paprika and garlic powder into a blender jar. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the cheese mixture over macaroni. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, allow to cool completely. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Collect small handfuls of the chilled mixture and form into meatball sized rounds. Place onto a tray or in mini muffin trays and freeze for approx 1 hour.
  6. Place the eggs, flour and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls.Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or suitable large pan to 180°c.
  7. Dust the Mac bites in the flour, dip into the egg, then breadcrumbs and fry
    until golden brown and centre is hot, about 5 minutes. Keep warm in the oven whilst you fry the remaining bites. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
40m
Servings
8
Skill level: Moderate

What you'll need

  • 1kguncooked macaroni
  • 300gmature cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 360mlhot milk
  • 40gplain flour
  • ½ smallonion, halved
  • 1 tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tspblack pepper
  • ½ tspsalt
  • 1 tspdry mustard powder
  • ¼ tsppaprika
  • ¼ tspgarlic powder
  • 2 largeeggs, whisked
  • 300gseasoned flour
  • 300gbreadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
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