Monday, February 21, 2011

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

I tried these once at TGIFriday's.  I always wondered how they did you know!

So here is the recipe for the Fried Mac and Cheese Balls.  Hope you enjoy!
  • Leftovers of your favorite Mac and Cheese
  • 2 cups Italian Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. each of: Paprika, chili powder, pepper, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg beaten, with 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • Oil for frying
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.  Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, scoop into balls.

Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until firm.

Mix bread crumbs with spices

Combine egg and milk.  Bread the Mac and Cheese Balls, coating with flour, into the egg and milk mixture, then coating well with the breadcrumbs.  Let sit about 15 minutes to defrost.

Fry in 350 degree oil until will browned, at least 3 minutes to make sure they are cooked through.  Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.


  1. What's better than mac 'n cheese? Fried mac 'n cheese. I'm making these and I know my family will tell me to thank the creative blogger who posted it. So, thank you in advance!

  2. Wow...this looks and sounds so delish!!! As long as i don't use the Mac and cheese I made last night ;)

  3. I'm attempting these tonight but I have no milk....I hope its ok to omit the milk. any ideas?

  4. Ashley all I can suggest is maybe some chicken broth. Just to mix with the eggs. Good Luck!

  5. What kind of marinara is in the picture? It looks really good. I will definitely try out this recipe, looks delicious!

  6. I'm starving just looking at this but I just have one problem with this recipe... I never have leftover mac and cheese.

  7. Wow, this looks awesome. I love cheese, and I love cheese balls but I have never braved making my own. This would be so fun to try.


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