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Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Today I tried my hand at fried mac-and-cheese. Last fall my dad and my brother had them at the Turkey Rod Run at Daytona Beach, and they said they were heavenly.  All I used were a few ingredients, a great recipe from the Food Network, and 5 little tips from the Food Republic.

The ingredients are, macaroni pasta, SMOKED gouda, eggs, cheddar, milk, butter, flour, water, and SEASONED  bread crumbs.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

First, start by cooking one pound of pasta and rinse with cold water, this stops the cooking process and helps ensure your pasta doesn’t overcook.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Then, in a medium saucepan melt two tablespoons of unsalted butter. Once the butter has melted whisk in two tablespoons of all purpose flour. The butter and flour will create a roux (Pronounced Roo) that will help thicken your sauce. Next add two cups of milk and whisk thoroughly.

While making this my mother was going through the ingredients to make sure I had everything I needed and getting everything prepared which meant getting everything measured and ready to go. Upon doing this she thought that the two cups of milk that she had previously measured was intended for frying not for the roux, so like any resourceful mother she drank it, and she drank it all. Later on she discovered that she had not needed to drink all that milk because it was actually for the roux like she had thought in the first place.Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Next add your SMOKED gouda and cheddar…

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

… and whisk in your macaroni.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Next get a mini muffin pan and use a spring loaded scoop to put your mac-and-cheese into its new home.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Next freeze your mac-and-cheese balls in the freezer overnight and let them defrost for three to  five minutes before you are ready to use them.

Next dip all your mac-and-cheese balls in flour, then your two eggs, then your SEASONED  bread crumbs.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

 

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

They should look sort  of like this.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Next fry them for five to seven minutes, let cool…

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

… and enjoy!  They were delicious and gone before we knew it!

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

I love fried food!  Be sure to check out my onion rings recipe also!

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Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

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