Can Mac & Cheese Really Get Any Better?


I have new favorite snack. Leslie and I were on our way home from a night out about a week ago when I had a sudden fixation for something crunchy. We were already heading down Mass Ave., so we decided to go to Cambridge Common, a great little bar & restaurant where we’ve eaten before a show at the Lizard Lounge, which is immediately downstairs.

To satisfy my desire for crunch, I ordered the fries. Leslie ordered the mac and cheese bites at my suggestion. The fries were okay but on the soggy side, but the mac and cheese bites were phenomenal! Appropriately billed on the menu as “answering the question: can mac & cheese really get any better?”. To that question I say yes indeed! The crunchy factor was delivered via a fish and chips-style batter coating the exterior, which was struly awesome.

I didn’t ask how they were made, but here’s my guess: make regular mac and cheese, then layer it out on a sheet pan and let it solidify in the refrigerator. Then cut the mac and cheese into triangle shapes to be coated in batter and deep fried. The result is a crispy outside and a gooey-cheesy-melty interior. These things are addictive, and all the better when washed down with a pint of your favorite beer. If you live around Cambridge, please go there and order some!

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