Macaroni and Oka cheese with deep fried tofu

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Macaroni and Oka cheese with deep fried tofu

 Macaroni and Oka cheese with deep fried tofu
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: canadian
Servings: 4 serving

Ingredients

For The Mac n Cheese

  • 2 cups milk 2%
  • 2 macaroni noodles , uncooked
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups cheese shredded oka
  • salt
  • pepper

For The Tofu

  • 1/2 firm tofu block extra
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp paprika smokey
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsps bbq sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat frying oil to 350F.
  • Place the flour and spices in a tupperware container, seal and shake to combine.
  • Separate tofu from excess flour, then add the tofu to the oil and deep fry at 350F for about 8-10 minutes.
  • When tofu is done, toss in a large bowl with bbq until evenly coated.
  • Drain tofu and cut into 1/2" cubes, add the cubes to the flour, seal again and shake to fully coat
  • Cook the macaroni to desired doneness, drain and set aside.
  • Heat the milk in a small pot on medium-low, stirring occasionally to prevent skin forming.
  • In a large pot melt the butter on low then whisk in flour a little at a time. Continue to whisking for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat on the pot, slowly add the milk while continuously whisking.
  • Add cheese half a handful at a time, sprinkling all around to separate cheese shreds, continue to whisk vigorously the entire time. Only add more cheese when previous handful has fully melted.
  • Stir in the macaroni noodles and adjust seasoning with desired amounts of salt and pepper.
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