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Corndog Mac & Cheese with Spicy Ketchup

Mary's Kitchen Crush - "Game Time Grub"

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  • Mac and Cheese:
  • 1 cup (100g) dry macaroni noodles, cooked
  • 1½ cups (188g) shredded old cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (236ml) whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) dry mustard powder
  • ¾ teaspoon (4g) kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (1g) freshly ground black pepper
  • Batter:
  • 1¼ cups (156g) all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup (150g) cornmeal
  • 4 teaspoons (20g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon (1g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups (354ml) whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Spicy Ketchup:
  • ½ cup (125ml) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) Sriracha


  1. For the Spicy Ketchup, mix together ketchup and hot sauce in a small bowl. Refrigerate and serve with Corndog Mac & Cheese
  2. For the Mac and cheese, heat the oven to 400F (205C) and spray an 8-inch square (20 cm) baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Scatter half the cooked macaroni noodles into prepared pan followed by half the cheese. Top with the remaining noodles and cheese; set aside.
  4. Whisk together milk, eggs, mustard powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour mixture over noodles and cheese and bake until set, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  5. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Place in fridge to chill for 2 hours.
  6. To assemble, line a rimmed baking sheet with a wire cooling rack; set aside. Heat oven to 200F (93C).
  7. Cut mac and cheese in half and cut each half onto eight 1x4-inch (2x10cm) sticks.
  8. Place sticks into a shallow dish and toss with ¼ cup flour (30g); set aside.
  9. Whisk together remaining flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, pepper and sugar in a large bowl. Add milk and egg and whisk to combine.
  10. Heat 2-inches (5 cm) of oil to 350F (176C) in a large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat.
  11. Dip mac and cheese sticks in batter and fry in batches of two until golden, about 2 to 4 minutes, flipping halfway. Transfer to prepared rack and place in oven to keep warm while frying remaining sticks. Serve with Spicy Ketchup.