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Macaroni and Cheese Balls

With ramadan fast approaching, I am all ready to prep lots of make and freeze snacks. During the holy month, we try to keep cooking to a minimum seeing as we can’t actually try the food we prep while fasting. So I make these small snacks that I can just bake or fry for the kids.


Macaroni and cheese balls



The kids are fasting all their fasts this year, so I have been making lists of their favourite foods, that they want me to cook during the month. It’s fun for them to sit down as the sun sets and open their fasts with something they requested. Something new every day. It’s totally exciting for them.


These macaroni and cheese balls incorporates their favourite dinner in snack form. Does it really get any better than that?




macaroni and cheese balls


Preparation Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Yields 20


Ingredients


4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper

2 cups milk- warm

2 cups cheese- grated

2 cups pasta- boiled to al dente

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


For the coating


1 cup flour

2 eggs- beaten

2 cups panko breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper






Instructions

  1. Make the macaroni and cheese as you normally would. If you need step- by- step instructions on how to do that, follow the video in the blog post. Make the macaroni and cheese thick.

  2. Spread it out into a container. Chill until cold.

  3. Roll into 2 tablespoonful balls.

  4. Place balls on parchment lined tray. Freeze for 20 minutes.

  5. Roll the macaroni and cheese balls in flour, dip in beaten egg, then roll in the breadcrumbs. Freeze 10 minutes

  6. Deep fry the macaroni cheese balls in oil heated to 180c for 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy. Blot go kitchen paper. Serve with your favourite sauces



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