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.
Mac and cheese (refrigerated overnight or at least 4-5 hours)
1/2-1 cup of bread crumbs (Progresso brand plain, you can also use panko for this recipe)
-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).
And always remember to eat like nobody's watching because food is life.