Debbie's StoryI have had these at The Chessecake Factory years ago. I saw a segment on Foodnet work a while back and decided I would give it a try. My kids loved it. They love anything with mac n cheese, plus anything fried..bingo instant success!! They are good alone or dipped in a marinara sauce of choice. Cheescake factory does a marinara mixed with a cream sauce..yummm.
Note..use your favorite mac n cheese recipe. The cheesier the better!! I will post a few links.Even a great way to use left over mac n cheese.
favorite mac n cheese recipe prepare as directed below
bowl all purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper
egg and milk mixture
bowl of panko bread crumbs..regular bread crumbs can be used but i like the krisp of panko
pot of cooking oil at 350 degrees
1Bake your favorite Mac n Cheese..the more cheese the better
2Allow to cool ..put in the fridge 3-4 hours..i did mine overnight.
3Once mac n cheese is really cold form balls..I used an ice cream scoop..then squeezed them really well
4Place balls in the frezer for 2 hours
5Once oil is hot dredge the balls..flour, egg/milk, then panko..place in hot oil for 3-4 min until golden brown.
6I would prepare..3-4 at a time then fry
7Serve hot as an apietizer or side