Kids Macaroni Cheese Fingers


Makes approx 30 fingers

INGREDIENTS

for Mac Cheese

  • 225g Dried Macaroni Pasta
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to season

for the crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices white bread blended into breadcrumbs

METHOD

  1. In a saucepan bring water to boil and add the dried macaroni. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan melt the butter and add 4 tbsp flour and whisk until a light roux forms.
  4. Add the milk and seasoning. stir gently over a low to medium heat until milk sauce starts to thicken.
  5. Add cheese into milk sauce in stages, and stir.
  6. Add cooked pasta and stir into cheese sauce ensuring evenly coated.
  7. Remove from heat and pour into a flat baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  8. Using a pallet knife or back of wooden spoon, spread mixture evenly across baking tray.
  9. Place in freezer for 2 hours.
  10. Remove from freezer, turn baking tray over and then remove parchment paper from the macaroni mix.
  11. Cut into finger sticks.
  12. Coat in flour – egg – breadcrumbs.
  13. Heat pan with deep oil  (or use deep fat fryer) and fry fingers until golden brown.
  14. Drain on kitchen towel and ready to serve.