Spicy Mac and Cheese Fries

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A naughty, indulgent, messy, fun plate of food for you and all your friends to dig in to. This is definitely a cheat meal that should only be enjoyed every once in a while, but damnnn is it delicious.

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For the mac and cheese

<item-todo-done>1 tsp chilli powder - OR 1 tbsp Hot Sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>400g dried macaroni pasta - cooked, reserve some of the pasta water! <item-todo-done><item-todo-done>450ml unsweetened plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g plain flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp onion powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>25g nutritional yeast<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp pepper<item-todo-done>

For the cashew cream

<item-todo-done> Juice of 1 lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100ml water<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>150g cashew nuts<item-todo-done>

For the fries

<item-todo-done> oven fries - enough for 4<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat the oven for the oven chips | Baking tray | Whisk | Saucepan

Cook the fries

  • Put the oven chips on a baking tray and cook them according to the guidelines on the packaging

Make the sauce

  • Put the cashews, lemon juice and water into a blender a whizz them up into a thick, smooth cashew cream and put the cream to one side
  • Put the dairy free butter in a pan, melt it down on a reasonably low heat until it's liquid
  • Sieve the plain flour into the pan and stir it into the plant-based butter to make a roux
  • Gradually whisk the plant based milk into the roux until you have a thick, creamy sauce
  • Add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, chilli powder (or hot sauce) and salt and pepper into the pan and stir it round until it's well mixed into the sauce
  • Taste the sauce and add more chilli if you prefer it hotter

Add the cashew cream and macaroni

  • Pour the cashew cream into the pan and stir it into the sauce so everything is well mixed together
  • Pour the cooked macaroni into the pan and fold it into the sauce, making sure the pasta is well covered
  • Add 1-2tbsp of the starchy pasta water to thin out the sauce if needed.

Serve & enjoy!

  • Take the fries out of the oven and spread them over a large platter
  • Carefully pour the mac and cheese over the fries
  • Garnish with spring onions, chilli flakes, salt and pepper
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