Deep Fried Mac and Cheese

Offering a whole new take on deep-fried starters, this is macaroni is pure sin.

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves15
  • DifficultyEasy

For the deep fried mac and cheese

Groundnut oil, for frying
1 recipe The Lady's cheesy mac prepared, chilled in the refrigerator overnight, cut into 15 bite-sized squares, recipe follows
Flour, for dredging
1 egg, beaten
Plain breadcrumbs, for dredging

For the lady's cheesy mac

450g cooked elbow macaroni, drained
230g grated Cheddar cheese
3 eggs, beaten
90g sour cream
60g butter, cut into pieces
1/2 tsp salt
240ml milk
1) Heat 5cm of oil in a large, heavy Dutch oven to 175C.

2) Dredge each Cheesy Mac square in flour, then egg and then breadcrumbs to coat. Fry for about 1 minute on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.

The Lady's cheesy mac:
1) Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4.

2) Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot, add the Cheddar. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30-45 minutes. Top with additional cheese, if desired.

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