How to Make It
Make the Mornay sauce. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and mix with a wooden spoon. Create a quicksand consistency, stirring for 5 minutes. In a separate pot, heat the milk and cream for 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add hot milk and cream slowly into the flour and butter and continue to mix. Remove from heat and fold in the cheese. Reserve
Make the pasta. In a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil and add salt. Once the water is boiling, add pasta and cook for 5 minutes. Strain the pasta and add to the Mornay sauce.
Make the candied bacon. Dice the slab of bacon in small even pieces. Toss together in a mixing bowl with pepper and sugar. Lay on a lined sheet tray and cook at 275°F until rendered and golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Once cooled, roughly chop into fine pieces.
Fry the mac and cheese balls. Add candied bacon to the mac and cheese. Take a handful of the mac and cheese and form into golf ball-sized balls. Bread and fry at 375°F in a shallow skillet, turning halfway through, until golden brown for about 3 minutes. Check the center to see if it’s hot with a cake tester. Sprinkle with kosher salt and skewer. Serve and enjoy!