Mac and Cheese - 2 Ways

500 grams Macaroni

1.5 litre water for boiling

1 tbsp Salt for the water

2-3 tbsp Olive Oil for the water

100 grams Butter

2-3 tbsp Plain Flour

350 grams mixed Shredded Cheese (Cheddar and Red Leichester)

200 ml Thickened Cream

300 ml Milk

1 tbsp Salt

1 tsp Black Pepper

a few shakes of ground Nutmeg Powder

BAKED (4 portions)

1 slice of Ham diced

grated Parmesan Cheese

Panko Breadcrumbs


pinch of Salt and Pepper

2 tbsp Plain flour (for 3-4 pieces)

1 Egg

1.5 cup Breadcrumbs

0.5 litre Cooking Oil

Cooking time: 15 mins (mac and cheese) + 15 mins (baked) OR 1 hr 10 mins (croquette)

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