Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire

Use up leftover macaroni and fry with breadcrumbs for a crispy snack, starter or side. Accompany with a cheesy chipotle dip as this Arla recipe explains.


Step 1
  • Take 50g of cold mac and roll into a ball. Mix cayenne pepper through the breadcrumbs. Roll each ball in beaten egg then breadcrumbs until fully coated.
Step 2
  • Put oil in a heavy bottom frying pan and heat to 190C. Gently lower the balls into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen towel.
Step 3
  • Stir together the cream cheese, chipotle paste, and coriander and serve as a dip with the fried mac.


Leftover macaroni (Chilled)
500 g
Egg (Beaten)
Panko breadcrumbs
100 g
Ground cayenne pepper
1 pinch
Spreadable (For Deep Frying)
500 ml
For the Dip
Soft White Cheese
200 g
Ground coriander
1 handful
Chipotle paste
1 tbsp