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What’s the Mac Attack Burger?!?!  Only a new burger that has people going crazy to taste at Rockit Burger Bar in Chicago.  But they only have this fried macaroni and cheese bun hamburger for a limited of time in their restaurant!  So I tracked down the recipe just for you to try at home!

Will you be trying it?!  Happy Cooking  — Nia Noelle


Mac Attack Burger

Makes 3 burgers 

Your favorite mac ‘n’ cheese (prepared with 4 sheets of gelatin whisked in—the patties keep their shape better when fried)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup coarse panko bread crumbs

½ tsp. salt, divided

½ tsp. black pepper, divided

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup vegetable oil

3 burger patties, plus desired toppings

1. Line a 13×9 baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly the coat paper and sides of pan with cooking spray. Pour the prepared mac ‘n’ cheese onto the baking sheet and spread out evenly; cover with another piece of parchment paper. Place a second baking sheet on top and place few soup cans on top to press and weigh it down. Place the tray in fridge until fully chilled and set, at least 3 hours.

2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Mix the flour, ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper in another bowl;  and the bread crumbs, ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper in a third bowl.

3. Remove the mac ‘n’ cheese from the fridge. Using a 3.25″ round biscuit cutter, cut out 6 discs. With your hands, dip each disc in the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs, and place on the baking sheet.

4. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, fry the discs in batches, turning gently, until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.

5. Add a cooked burger patty and desired toppings and serve immediately.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

4 cups heavy whipping cream

4 sheets gelatin

⅔ cups Parmesan, grated

1 cup cheddar jack cheese, shredded

1 tbsp. Gorgonzola, crumbled

½ tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. ground black pepper

8 cups cooked cavatappi pasta

¾ cup cheddar, cut into ¼” cubes

1. In a large sauce pan over low heat, heat and simmer the cream until reduced about a third. The cream should lightly coat the back of a spoon. Whisk in gelatin sheets until dissolved. Whisk in Parmesan, cheddar jack, Gorgonzola, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

2. Place the pasta in a large mixing bowl and pour the cheese sauce over the pasta. Mix until well combined. Cool pasta to room temperature and then fold in the cheddar cubes.


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