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Spicy Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Spicy Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Ingredients

  • 1. FOR THE MAC AND CHEESE BALLS
  • 3 cups homemade macaroni and cheese
  • 3 red chillies, chopped
  • 4 rashers of bacon, chopped and fried
  • 2 cups Olive Pride Blend of Seed Oils and Extra Virgin Olive Oil – more if needed
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • 3 cups panko
  • 2 cups flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp Sriracha spice
  • 2tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • FOR THE SRIRACHA DIP, SIMPLY COMBINE:
  • 1 cup Clover Cream O’Naise
  • 60ml Sriracha sauce
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A pinch of salt
  • A small handful of chopped coriander

Instructions

1

Place mac and cheese in a mixing bowl.

2

Add fresh chillies and fried bacon bits and mix to combine.

3

Place in the fridge to firm up – about 30 minutes.

4

Heat oil in a large pot over medium to high heat.

5

Roll heaped tablespoons of macaroni and cheese into balls – roughly the size of a golf ball.

6

Working one at a time, dip the balls into buttermilk, then into seasoned flour.

7

Dip into buttermilk again and then into panko, pressing the outsides to coat evenly.

8

Working in batches, add mac and cheese balls to hot oil and fry until golden and crispy.

9

Transfer onto a paper towel to get rid of excess grease.

10

Garnish with chopped coriander.

11

Serve with Sriracha dip.

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