Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

Comfort at it's finest. Do a day ahead appetizer. Frozen balls work best for dredging.


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Serves:

depends on size of balls

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 lb
elbow macaroni
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
flour
2 c
warm milk
1 lb
grated smoked gouda
1 lb
grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
2 large
eggs
3 c
panko bread crumbs
oil for frying
marinara or alfredo sauce for dipping

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook macaroni, drain well.
2
In saucepan melt the butter and add the flour stirring to make a roux. Slowly add in the warm milk stirring constantly until thickened.
3
Remove from heat and add the cheeses. Stir until melted.
4
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the macaroni
5
Refrigerate until cold. Roll into balls and freeze overnight.
6
Beat the eggs with a little milk and set in a dish. Put bread crumbs in separate dish. Dredge the frozen mac balls in egg wash and then roll in bread crumbs.
7
Deep fry at 350 degrees until golden. Serve with dipping sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American