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Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

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Not sure what to do with leftover mac 'n' cheese? Try making these simple, crispy fried balls.

Recipe

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Mac and Cheese Balls
Prep:

prep time5Min

Servings:

serving time12

Ingredients

  • 6 cups prepared macaroni and cheese, cold

  • 4 cups vegetable oil

  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a high-sided pot over high heat. Test for temperature by placing a wooden utensil in the middle of the pot—if bubbles appear, the oil is ready.

  2. In a small bowl, combine panko and flour. In a separate bowl, add the beaten eggs.

  3. Using an ice cream scoop, make balls with the cold mac and cheese. Dip balls first into the egg, then into the breadcrumbs, pressing to coat.

  4. Add a couple balls at a time to the hot oil, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until evenly golden.

  5. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate to cool, then enjoy.

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Transcript

- Hey, guys, I'm Priscilla. Today I'm gonna show you how to make these super, super delicious mac and cheese balls. They're a perfect way to get rid of your leftover mac and cheese, and I promise you these are so much better than just mac and cheese. So I recommend you make 'em, and, yeah, let's get started. So the first thing we're gonna do is mix our flour with our panko. So we can do that in a bowl. This is gonna be to bread the mac and cheese balls so they're nice and crunchy. Mix it all together. So now I'm just gonna go grab my mac and cheese from the fridge. So I had leftover mac and cheese from a party I had yesterday. It is cold. It has to be cold to make this recipe, just because if it's warm it won't hold its shape. It won't turn into a ball. So make sure it's cold mac and cheese. Now with a ice cream scoop, we're gonna make balls out of this. About that size. Squeeze it all together. Now we're gonna drench it in our beaten egg, and then in our panko/flour mixture. Make sure to press hard just so that it gets very crunchy when you fry it so there's a lot of panko and flour on it. We're gonna go ahead and put it in our hot oil for like four to five minutes until it gets nice and golden brown. Just drop it in. Okay, I think our first ball is pretty good. It's nice. Oh my God, it's perfect, actually. So now I'm just gonna put it over here. Number two is done. Perfect. Oil off. Here we are. Now we can put 'em on a plate, make 'em look nice. They're done, your mac and cheese balls. They're so delicious. They're so crunchy from the outside. The pasta and the cheese inside is so soft and chewy and nice and delicious. So I hope you like 'em too. And if you make 'em, be sure to tag me in the pictures. Bye!

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