Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese Balls from Chicken Bacon Lettuce, the trendiest caterer in Paris.

Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese Balls from Chicken Bacon Lettuce, the trendiest caterer in Paris.

pasta (and toilet paper) is the first thing the French flock to the supermarket. But once you’ve filled your lockers with pasta, penne, and other spaghetti and cooked up bolognese, carbonara, and lemon sauce, it’s hard to start something new…

Claire Berger-Lefranc and Marie Falcon de Longuevillethirty-year-olds, founders of fashionable catering Chicken salad with baconsave us with your recipe Mac and cheese balls, ideal for complete sharpening. Accustomed to using seasonal, local or sustainable agricultural products, they came up with the recipe.” pleasant, easy to prepare, requires a minimum of ingredients, can be prepared ahead of time and keeps very well. »

Ingredients for about twenty macaroni and cheese:

  • 200 g pasta

  • 15 g butter

  • 20 g flour

  • 200ml milk

  • 2 pinches of salt

  • 2 pinches of pepper

  • A pinch of chipotle, chili, garlic powder or spices that you have at home.

  • 2 eggs

  • 200 g cheddar and/or fleet

  • breadcrumbs and oil for frying

Recipe flow:

cook pasta Al dente in boiling water for 7 minutes.

Wring out and rinse them with cold water.

Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat and add the flour for the dressing.

Carefully, gradually pour in the milk.

Season well with salt, pepper, spices, or smoked chili peppers: whatever you have on hand.

Add half of the grated cheese to the bechamel.

Then add the pasta and finally the end of the cheese.

Pour the dough into a gratin dish, perfectly wrapped in cling film, and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, with a scoop of ice cream or diced, divide the scoops into portions the size of a small golf ball.

For breadcrumbs:

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl

In the other a little flour

and in the other, breadcrumbs, ideally homemade from the leftovers of stale bread. We can also “pump” it with herbs, spices, whatever we find in our closet.

And bread the cubes or balls, once in the egg, once in the flour, once in the breadcrumbs.

Last step: fry!

Fry in oil at 180 degrees.

Do not fry more than 3-4 balls at a time. Give them about 4 minutes to turn golden brown.

Serve hot with a little sweet mayonnaise.

No fryer? Use the oven at 180 degrees for 10 or 15 minutes.