Fried Mac & Cheese Balls

Patricia Stagich

Ingredients

  •   Leftover Mac & Cheese
  • 2 Cups  Italian Seasoned Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • egg
  • 1/2 Cup  milk
  • 1 Cup  flour
  •   Oil for frying

Leftover Mac & Cheese?  Fry it up!

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.  Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, scoop cold mac and cheese into balls.

Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until firm.

Mix bread crumbs with spices

Combine egg and milk.  Bread the Mac and Cheese Balls, coating with flour, into the egg and milk mixture, then coating well with the breadcrumbs.  Let sit about 15 minutes to defrost.

Fry in 350 degree oil until will browned, at least 3 minutes to make sure they are cooked through.  Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

402 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

20%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 20g 30%
  • Carbs 48g 16%
  • Saturated 2g 11%
  • Fiber 2g 9%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 9g 18%
  • Cholesterol 50mg 17%
  • Sodium 375mg 16%
  • Calcium 107mg 11%
  • Magnesium 13mg 3%
  • Potassium 113mg 3%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 87mg 12%
  • Vitamin A 51µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 3%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 16µg 4%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 13µg 16%
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