Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls Recipe

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Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls
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  1. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain again and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour into the butter and stir it with a whisk. Cook for 2 minutes. Whisk the warmed milk into the flour mixture, working out any lumps. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the cheeses, and stir until melted and smooth; season with salt and pepper. Fold the cheese sauce into macaroni. Pour the mac and cheese into a shallow pan and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours.
  3. Shape the cold mac and cheese into meatball-sized balls and place them onto a waxed paper-lined tray. Freeze the balls overnight.
  4. Beat the eggs and 2 tablespoons milk together to form an egg wash and pour it into a shallow bowl. Put the bread crumbs into another shallow bowl. Remove the mac and cheese balls from the freezer. Dip the frozen balls into the egg wash then into the bread crumbs. Put the balls back into the freezer until you are ready to fry.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer to 350 degrees F. Fry the mac and cheese balls until they are golden brown and center is hot, about 5 minutes. Serve hot with your favorite marinara or Alfredo sauce or combination or both for dipping.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 708.39 Kcal (2966 kJ)
Calories from fat 299.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.23g 51%
Cholesterol 144.02mg 48%
Sodium 1173.13mg 49%
Potassium 380.98mg 8%
Total Carbs 63.74g 21%
Sugars 7.48g 30%
Dietary Fiber 3.21g 13%
Protein 36.66g 73%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 2%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 789.5mg 79%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 297 Kcal (1243 kJ)
Calories from fat 125.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.93g 51%
Cholesterol 60.38mg 48%
Sodium 491.84mg 49%
Potassium 159.73mg 8%
Total Carbs 26.73g 21%
Sugars 3.14g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1.34g 13%
Protein 15.37g 73%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 21%
Calcium 331mg 79%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.3
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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