Fried Mac & Cheese Balls

Fried Mac & Cheese Balls
By
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

Leftover Mac & Cheese?  Fry it up!

4
Servings
220
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 1 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
7g
10%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
53µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
74mg
7%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Phosphorus, P
95mg
14%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
690mg
46%
Water
129g
5%
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.