Source: Mrs Happy Homemaker
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: Serves 6-8
2 cans of crescent rolls
Velveeta cheese – sliced (or substitute your favorite cheese)
12oz or 16oz package of bacon, cooked
flour for dusting (optional)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly flour your work surface or spread parchement paper if you don’t want any crescent roll stickage.
Unroll one can of crescent rolls on your work surface. Using your hands, press the seams together and lightly press & stretch a little into a nice rectangle. Add a layer of cheese (I like a pretty thick layer, & I use Velveeta because I love how it melts) & then add your layer of bacon. Unroll the remaining can of crescent rolls on top & press all the seems together both on top and all around.
Using a pizza cutter or a knife (I prefer a pizza cutter personally) slice into squares. Place the entire thing on your baking sheet using a large spatula, working in batches if you need to. Lay all the squares right beside each other, just as they were before you sliced it. You want all the cut seams to be touching so that your cheese doesn’t leak out.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the top of the crescent rolls are lightly browned. Remove from the oven & cool on a wire rack for 3-5 minutes before digging in. The crescent squares will pull right apart.
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup half and half
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 packed cup leftover mac & cheese
1/2 cup flour
1 beaten egg
1 cup panko (you can also use regular bread crumbs)
pecorino or parmesan cheese for serving (Optional)
Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture is bubbling. Remove the pan from the heat, then slowly whisk in the half and half until it is fully incorporated and there are no lumps. Return the pan to a medium-low heat stove and use a silicone spatula to continuously scrape the bottom of the pan to keep the sauce from burning. When the sauce is thick and bubbly, remove the pan from the heat and add the mac & cheese. Stir to combine, then taste for salt and adjust as needed. Cool to room temperature, then place the mixture into the fridge to harden.
Once the macaroni mixture has cooled, it will be very firm. Use a spoon to scoop out a 1 1/2″ ball, then roll it between your hands to make it round, pressing down a bit to remove any air pockets. You should be able to make about 8 balls.
Add about 2 inches of oil into a heavy bottomed pot. Turn the heat onto medium high, and watch for the temperature to reach about 320 degrees F. In the mean time, get 3 shallow bowls out, and put the flour in one, the egg in another and the panko in the third. Roll each ball in the flour to coat evenly, then in the egg (make sure it’s well coated with egg or the panko won’t stick). Lastly, drop the balls in the panko and roll around to coat evenly.
Line a wire rack with paper towels to place the balls on once they’re fried. Fry each ball, rolling them around so they brown evenly until they are golden brown and crisp. Transfer the fried mac and cheese bals to a paper towel lined rack and let them drain. Let them cool for a minute before serving, then top with plenty of grated cheese.
Course: Side Dishes
Prep. Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 45 – 50 mins
Yields: 12 servings
What You Need
10 medium potatoes,peeled and diced
4 tbsp (60 mL) butter
2 cups (500 mL) chopped fresh mushrooms
3/4 cup (180 mL) sliced green onions
1 garlic clove,minced
1 cup (250 mL) Milk
3/4 cup (180 mL) all-purpose flour
4 eggs, beaten
4 tsp (20 mL) baking powder
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
Cook potatoes in lightly salted water until tender.
Meanwhile, melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the butter in medium skillet. Sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic until tender and any liquid has evaporated; set aside.
Drain potatoes; coarsely mash to make 5 cups (1.25 L). Beat in remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter and milk until fluffy.
Combine potatoes, cooked vegetables, flour, eggs, baking powder, salt and pepper. Divide mixture among twelve large well buttered muffin cups. Bake in preheated 375 °F (190 °C) oven 35 to 40 min or until golden brown. Let stand 5 min before removing from pan.
For a delicious variation fold 2 cups (500 mL) of shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese into potato mixture.
Cut a bit of ham and cheese and reserve
The amounts are to everyone’s taste , some people like a lot of cheese , like me and others of more like ham.
But for each quesadilla quarter cup of the two ( 1/4 cup ham and 1/4 cup cheese) is ideal.