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Fried mac and cheese bites recipe

Fried Mac & Cheese Bites


Make a fresh batch of macaroni and cheese or use leftovers.


Ingredients


Macaroni and Cheese:

1 ½ cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

3 tablespoons Butter, unsalted

1 tablespoon flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

1 ½ cups Shredded Cheese

nonstick cooking spray as needed


Fried Bites:

¼ cup flour

2 large eggs, beaten

¾ cup plain breadcrumbs

vegetable oil as needed


Directions


Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.


Step 2

Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly.


Step 3

Slowly whisk in milk into the flour mixture, whisking constantly, until sauce is smooth. Bring sauce to a boil; reduce to low heat and simmer for 1 minute.


Step 4

Stir in the shredded cheese. Continue to cook, while stirring, until cheese is melted.


Step 5

Remove from heat and fold the pasta into the cheese sauce.


Step 6

Spray 6-inch(15cm) square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon macaroni and cheese into pan; packing it down slightly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until macaroni and cheese is completely cooled.


Step 7

Place flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow bowls. Cut chilled macaroni and cheese into 16 pieces, cutting pan 4x


Step 8

Dredge each macaroni and cheese bite as follows: First coat bite lightly with flour, then dip in eggs, then coat with bread crumbs.


Step 9

Heat oil in sauce pan over medium-high heat. Cook about half of the bites at one time, frying bites for 1-1 1/2 minutes per side.


Step 10

Drain bites on paper towels. Serve immediately.

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