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Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Easy

Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Tara Omidvar

Tara Omidvar

Instagram
Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Method

Deep Fried Mac and Cheese Balls 9 Steps

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 7 minutes or per package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. Mix all the shredded cheese together and set aside as well.

  • Step 2

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour to create a roux, cooking until bubbly. While whisking, add the milk and cream. Season with salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and mix in about half of your cheese. Fold in macaroni, then stir in the remaining cheese.

  • Step 4

    Spread mac and cheese onto a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Cover the top with plastic wrap immediately. Let it cool down for 15 minutes, then refrigerate for about 6 hours or overnight.

  • Step 5

    Use a cookie scoop to spoon out about 3 tablespoons of the mixture at a time and shape into 2- to 3-inch balls.

  • Step 6

    Whisk eggs with 4 tablespoons of milk. Roll the macaroni balls into the flour, then dip them into the egg mixture and after that coat in the bread crumbs.

  • Step 7

    Place all the coated macaroni balls on a baking tray and place them in the freezer until they are all made and ready to fry.

  • Step 8

    Heat the oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pot to 360°F (180°C). Gently place 3 to 4 mac and cheese balls into the oil at a time and fry for 3-4 minutes per batch, until golden.

  • Step 9

    Drain briefly on a paper towel lined plate. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Mac and Cheese

Deep Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Easy

Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Tara Omidvar

Tara Omidvar

Instagram
Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Yields:

Serves 6

Prep Time:

0 hours 20 mins

Inactive Time:

6 hours 0 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 40 mins

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Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 1 1⁄2 cups local whole milk

  • 1⁄2 cup local half and half cream

  • 1 cup shredded local old cheddar

  • 2/3 cup shredded local mozzarella

  • 1⁄2 cup shredded local Monterey Jack

  • 2 tablespoons local unsalted butter

  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For Frying

  • 3 eggs

  • 4 tablespoons local whole milk

  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour

  • 2 cups Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

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Method

Deep Fried Mac and Cheese Balls 9 Steps

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 7 minutes or per package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. Mix all the shredded cheese together and set aside as well.

  • Step 2

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour to create a roux, cooking until bubbly. While whisking, add the milk and cream. Season with salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and mix in about half of your cheese. Fold in macaroni, then stir in the remaining cheese.

  • Step 4

    Spread mac and cheese onto a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Cover the top with plastic wrap immediately. Let it cool down for 15 minutes, then refrigerate for about 6 hours or overnight.

  • Step 5

    Use a cookie scoop to spoon out about 3 tablespoons of the mixture at a time and shape into 2- to 3-inch balls.

  • Step 6

    Whisk eggs with 4 tablespoons of milk. Roll the macaroni balls into the flour, then dip them into the egg mixture and after that coat in the bread crumbs.

  • Step 7

    Place all the coated macaroni balls on a baking tray and place them in the freezer until they are all made and ready to fry.

  • Step 8

    Heat the oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pot to 360°F (180°C). Gently place 3 to 4 mac and cheese balls into the oil at a time and fry for 3-4 minutes per batch, until golden.

  • Step 9

    Drain briefly on a paper towel lined plate. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Mac and Cheese

Deep Fried Mac and Cheese Balls