Elanor Kerrigan & Rick Imgraham Join Bert on Something's Burning

May 27, 2019

Comedy Store regulars Eleanor Kerrigan and Rick Ingraham help Bert make Deep-fried Mac and Cheese Balls and Waffle Iron Corn Dogs on this episode of SOMETHING'S BURNING. Who do you think burns themselves first? Follow along with the recipe below!

Deep-fried Mac and Cheese Balls and Waffle Iron Corn Dogs


2 dutch ovens

1 pot

1 saucepan

Pinch bowls

Measuring cups

Liquid measuring cup

Paper towel plate

Spider strainer

Waffle iron





  1. Bring water to a bowl and cook macaroni until just shy of al dente.
  2. Drain, then transfer pasta to a large mixing bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons butter until butter is melted and pasta is evenly coated. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat
  4. Add 2 tablespoons flour and whisk to form a paste. Continue to cook, stirring, until raw flour scent is gone, about 1 minute.
  5. Whisking constantly, add 2 cups milk in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly until combined.
  6. Continue stirring until sauce comes to a simmer and begins to thicken slightly. Reduce heat to medium-low
  7. Working in increments, whisk in 1.5 pounds sharp cheddar cheese until a smooth, emulsified cheese sauce forms; do not let sauce come to a boil.
  8. Whisk in:
    1. 1 teaspoon Frank’s Red Hot
    2. ½ teaspoon mustard powder
    3. ¼ garlic powder
  9. Scrape cheese sauce into pasta and mix until evenly coated. Add ½ pound Gruyère and mix well.
  10. Scrape pasta into a 9- by 13-inch baking dish
  11. Refrigerate for 1 hour

Deep-Fry the Mac and Cheese Balls

  1. Heat 2 cups oil in pot
  2. Using pre-made mac and cheese, scoop it into balls
  3. Make dredge: In a bowl, beat 2 eggs and pour panko in another bowl
  4. Dip balls into eggs, then dredge in Panko, pressing to coat.
  5. Working in batches, add balls to the Dutch oven and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.


  1. Heat waffle iron
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine corn muffin mix, 1 egg, and ½ cup sour cream. Stir until evenly combined then fold in ½ cup cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons chives.
  3. Cut 2 hot dogs in half lengthwise and then in half the other way
  4. Pour some batter on the waffle iron, top with two hot dog pieces per section of the iron, then top with more batter and cook.

Original Recipe's:

Mac and Cheese Balls


Waffle Corn Dogs


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