Patum Peperium - Makers of The Gentleman's Relish & The Poacher's Relish

Prawn Mac and cheese balls

Preparation time
Cooking time


For 25 balls depend how big or small you want to make them

  • 5 cups macaroni (500 g)
  • 80g of butter
  • 3 teaspoons flour
  • 1 ¾ cups milk (400 mL)
  • cheddar cheese (250 g)
  • gruyere cheese (150 g)
  • anchovy paste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp spoonsful of mustard
  • 2 eggs, for egg wash
  • Panko breadcrumb, as needed


  1. Boil water, add macaroni and cook until al dente
  2. Melt butter in a pan and mix 2 tsp flour into it.
  3. Add the milk gradually.
  4. Add both cheeses and cook until melted and the sauce is thick
  5. Add prawns and cook in the cheese sauce. 
  6. Then add half a tub of anchovies paste and mustard
  7. Add white pepper and salt to season but remember the anchovy paste is already salty
  8. Add cooked macaroni and stir through
  9. Refrigerate mixture until it has solidified
  10. Take mixture out and form into balls on another plate.
  11. Dip the solid balls in egg wash, then breadcrumbs.
  12. Fry in hot pan of oil until golden brown on both sides.