Fried Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

Fried Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls, Fried Mac and Cheese Bites … call them what you will, because they’re both delicious as a party appetizer! 
I don’t know about you, but I love party appetizers. It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, I’m always up for bite-sized party food— and if I’m completely honest, the unhealthier, the better! Parties are no time to count calories!
Fried Mac & Cheese Bites Recipe
Course: Appetizer
Author: Stefanie Fauquet

Ingredients
  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 16 oz sharp cheddar cheese block or 16oz shredded
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Boil macaroni until tender, drain and set aside. Shred cheese and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and mix until light brown color (make a roux).
  3. Add 1 cup milk and whisk until thick.
  4. Add cheese one handful at a time. Mix until cheese is melted and smooth.
  5. Add cooked macaroni to pan and mix until well coated. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer to a container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until cold.
  7. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  8. Form cold macaroni and cheese into 1" balls and place on prepared pan. Place in freezer for at least 1 hour (overnight works well).
  9. Beat eggs and add 1/4 cup milk in a bowl to make an egg wash.
  10. Dip balls into egg wash then roll into bread crumbs, coating completely.
  11. Heat oil in deep fryer to 320 degrees, or fill skillet 1/2-3/4" deep and heat over medium high to 320 degrees.
  12. Fry 3-4 minutes, until golden, and drain. Serve immediately.
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