Hooray for leftovers day! Apparently I've been on a pasta kick. I have a lot of it in the fridge. So, when my husband asked if we could try fried macaroni and cheese with the leftovers of our Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, I relented. Well, I relented with the caveat that he do the frying! You know how I hate frying. But, I have to admit when I realized how little "batter" was really needed that this could be delicious.
Fried Macaroni and Cheese
- About 1/2 pound leftover macaroni (we used Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese) refrigerated overnight
- egg, beaten
- oil for frying
- bleu cheese or ranch dressing for serving
Heat deep fryer oil or 2-3 inches of oil in a deep frying pan. Cut cold macaroni into cubes.
Dredge cubes through flour, then egg and finally breadcrumbs. Deep fry for 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Serve with bleu cheese or ranch dressing.
Wow. This was surprisingly simple and tasty. I was pleasantly surprised about how light this seemed. I expected it to have that heavy, greasy, fried food taste. The kids, not so surprisingly, also loved it.
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