This is the first time in a long time that my wife actually enjoyed something I’ve deep fried. She tried to mock them, and it went something like, “you can keep these delicious juicy balls of goodness to yourself! or maybe I’ll just stand here and eat more!” Score. This is the exact reaction I want to have from her when I make Stuffing Waffles with gravy.
On to today’s treat.
- You need to get yourself some….
- Mac & Cheese
- Wee bit o’ Milk
- 4 Eggs
- Mini Whisk
- A few bowls
- Muffin tin
- Bread crumbs
Got it all?
Now that you have everything let’s start. Boil water for your Mac & Cheese. Once it has cooked to your liking, give it 3 more minutes. Need to have them a bit overcooked.
Run them through some cold water to get the starch off, stop them from cooking, and most importantly cool them down.
You will now make Mac & Cheese like you always do. This time though, add some fresh grated cheese.
Got your muffin tin ready?
Fill and pack down each spot with the mix. I would spray with Pam. I did not do that and wish I had done that. And something else that I did not do but will do next time is to thicken up the mixture a bit. Might add flour. I had quite a few casualties due to them breaking apart after the next step….
Freeze them for a while. A good hour. I only froze them for about 25 minutes. Not long enough. Quite a few died and fell apart.
Mix your Eggs and the bit of Milk.
Now getting to this point was messy. So messy that I couldn’t go near my camera. I’m sorry, lol. You basically want to dip the pucks in the egg/milk mix and then roll in the breadcrumb mix. If the frozen blocks of Mac goodness stayed in 1 piece you would have hockey puck type shapes. In this case today we have odds and ends and random shapes and various sizes.
Drop them in your Deep Fryer that is set to 350. Make sure they do not stick to the bottom, constantly move them around. You can see some of the fragments that got blown from the larger pucks. Probably have them in for about 4 – 5 minutes each. They don’t take long.
I managed to have quite a few survivors. So good. The breadcrumbs were the Italian flavored kind which really gave it a nice texture and had tons of spices already added. Once you bit into them, the cheese oozed out like hot flowing dairy. Will definitely make them again!
Although, given how amazing they were, I am surprised they lasted as long as they did.