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Mac 'n Cheese bites



Who doesn't love mac and cheese? Both of my kids and I love mac and cheese, and I was surprised to have some leftovers. I had so much fun making these even though I was hard on myself for not making perfect balls (oh well, it's still tasty).


FYI: leave the leftover mac and cheese in the fridge until you are ready to form them into balls.


INGREDIENTS:

  • Mac and cheese (refrigerated overnight or at least 4-5 hours)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2-1 cup of bread crumbs (Progresso brand plain, you can also use panko for this recipe)

  • garlic salt

  • -pepper

  • -Vegetable oil (for deep frying)

  • Marinara sauce (Rao's marinara)

  • Shredded Parmesan (optional)

WHAT TO DO:

  • Add bread crumb + salt + pepper into a bowl (mix)

  • Beat two eggs in a separate bowl

  • Using an ice cream scooper, scoop some mac and cheese and shape into balls.

  • Place the shaped balls on a baking sheet.

FYI: I like to shape all the mac and cheese into balls before coating them with egg and breadcrumbs.

  • Heat the oil for deep frying

  • Toss 2-3 mac and cheese balls at a time into the egg bowl

  • Then toss them around into the breadcrumbs mixture (make sure the balls are fully covered).

  • Repeat above until all mac and cheese balls are fully covered and ready to be fried.

  • Once the thermometer reads 350, place 3-4 mac and cheese balls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.

FYI: Do not overcrowd the hot oil and turn the balls frequently for evenly browning.

  • Place the finished fried balls immediately on top of a plate with paper towels to drain the excess oil.

  • I used Rao's marinara sauce to serve these

  • Shredded some white parmesan on top of the mac and cheese balls (optional)


!!!WARNING: Don't be like me and don't burn your tongue by trying to eat the mac and cheese balls immediately (lol).

-ENJOY!

And always remember to eat like nobody's watching because food is life.


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