Wednesday, April 22, 2015: Mac & Cheese Fritters and Yogurt Dipping Sauce by Chef Gio Osso

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Mac & Cheese Fritters

Ingredients:

1 qt heavy cream

1 cup cream cheese

2 cups shredded cheddar

6 oz/ 1 package Laughing Cow creamy white cheddar

1 T grated parm

1 t salt

1 lb elbow macaroni or pasta of your choice

Method:

Scald heavy cream in the sauce pot and turn off. Stir in cheeses one at a time until completely melted and sauce thickens. Season with salt and set aside. Cook pasta to manufacturer's directions and strain. Add 3 cups of the cheese sauce to the macaroni's and place in a Pyrex dish and in to the refrigerator until completely cooled.

For the fritters, set yourself up with a standard breading station of flour, then eggs, and lastly bread crumb. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the mac & cheese into a ball and then sip into flour, egg breadcrumbs in that order. Fry in a pan using a neutral oil such as canola until golden. Serve with either ranch dressing or the remaining cheese sauce.

Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

2 cups greek yogurt 

2 T honey

6 mint leaves torn

½ orange zested

Method:

Whisk all ingredients together