Brie Mac & Cheese — Week 6: Hors d’oeuvres

Festive sweet or savoury hors d’oeuvres are perfect for the holiday season.

For this week’s Hors d’oeuvres theme, I made some delicious snacks that are crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside.

Mac & Cheese balls with Brie cheese in the middle. Add some tomato sauce, and your guests will keep coming back for more.

Here’s a simple, yet delicious recipe you can prepare in advance and that everyone will love.

Preparation

SAUCE

  1. In a pot, melt butter and soften onion and pepper for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.  
  2. Add flour and stir for 1 minute, making sure the flour doesn’t brown.
  3. Gradually add milk and cream, beating with a whisk to obtain a smooth sauce.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly until the sauce thickens.

    BALLS
  5. Add cheddar cheese, the chive and pasta.
  6. Pour into a dish and cool for about an hour.
  7. Shape the mixture into balls, insert a little Brie cheese in the centre and close carefully.
  8. Roll in flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs in turn.   
  9. Fry the bites a few minutes in oil until crispy and golden. Serve with your favourite tomato sauce, to taste.

Johanne Depelteau

Longueuil, Quebec

Johanne, a passionate lover of the culinary arts, has been working in television broadcasting, publishing, magazine writing and advertising for many years.

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