Fried Mac & Cheese Balls

Fried Mac & Cheese Balls
By
Staff Writer

Patricia Stagich

Leftover Mac & Cheese?  Fry it up!

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
20g
22%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
81mg
8%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
181mg
26%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
639mg
43%
Water
110g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cheese Ball Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Ball Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.