Fried Mac & Cheese Balls

Patricia Stagich


  •   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!


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.

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