Fried Mac and Cheese

ETA:  A picture of the finished, yummy, fried mac and cheese.  Please do try NOT to drool on your keyboard or mouse.  Mmmmmmmm.

This is going to be strange since I don’t have a picture of the finished product….that will come tomorrow.

Fried Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients
Your favorite recipe of homemade mac & cheese (not the boxed variety)
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten (I used egg substitute)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Oil for frying

Directions
1.   Make the macaroni and cheese (Very important note: not the boxed kind–real, legit baked mac & cheese.  My favorite recipe is Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese on the Kraft web site.  For this purpose, though, skip the breadcrumbs on the top.) Chill overnight.

2.  Cut into bite-sized pieces.  (This is harder than it sounds.  After half a pan of mac & cheese, the pieces get bigger and bigger as you get more and more tired of cutting Bite. Sized. Pieces.  Do the best you can. 🙂 )

3.   Sprinkle the paprika, salt and pepper in the flour.

4.   Dip mac & cheese pieces in flour, shaking off excess; then in eggs; then in breadcrumbs.

4.  Using a deep fryer, fry until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.  Salt if desired.  Serve with ranch or marinara.

A few pics of the process.

I’ve made this many times and it’s always a hit.  My mac & cheese turned out a little “juicier” than usual this time, though, so assuming a successful frying adventure tomorrow, I’ll have a picture of the finished product.

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