Fried Mac – n – Cheese Balls

Want a new way to serve and old classic?  Try this great way to serve up mac-n-cheese.  They are gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside.  These can be used as a side dish, a snack for the kids, or something to serve at your next party.  They are great when served with your favorite pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce.
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 package mac & cheese plus ingredients needed for on the package
  • 2 TBS vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 TBS grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 TBS dry parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Make the mac & cheese according to the  directions on the box, adding a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mix if desired.
  • Remove from the pan & store in a 1 quart storage container in the refrigerator for a minimum of at least 8 hours to become very firm as it must be very well chilled before continuing.
  • When ready to bake, reheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil & rub with at least 1 TBSP of the vegetable oil – reserve the rest of the oil.
  • Place bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese & any dry herbs into a shallow bowl and the  flour into another bowl then the eggs into a third bowl.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop or a TBSP measure to scoop balls of the mac & cheese forming them in your hands one by one  which have been rubbed with the remaining oil. Drop each ball into the flour, then the egg & then into the bread crumbs.
  • Place them an inch apart on a prepared bake pan. Continue until all the mac & cheese is used.
  • You should have around 20 small balls.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Check them & continue 7-10 minutes until the balls are lightly browned.  Make sure they aren’t burn’t on the bottom.
  • Serve immediately with pizza or spaghetti sauce.
** You can also change this by using different cheeses in it. I’ve had it with the Mexican blend, the Colby Jack/Cheddar blend, and some of the other flavors as well.

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GRRR…sorry for the difference in size…I couldn’t get my photo editor to work properly and no matter what I did it kept reverting back to these two sizes.

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