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I was shopping at Trader Joe’s and looking forward to my complimentary coffee a bit more than usual. As I pumped coffee into the small paper cup, I noticed the free food sample being served up was Mac n Cheese Bites. Well, this I had to taste. I know they’ve been around awhile, but I’d never actually had one.
Maybe two wrongs do make a right?
Like many things insanely wrong and delicious, Mac n Cheese Bites have a breadcrumb trail leading to Paula Deen. I had a little leftover Mac n Cheese, so I thought I’d concoct a batch of Mac n Cheese Bites and share them with you– in case you’ve never had them either. And just a word of caution, Mac n Cheese Bites will definitely land you on the Naughty List.
Ingredients for Mac n Cheese Bites:
leftover Mac n Cheese
1 tbsp cold water
1/4 cup flour
salt & pepper
oil for frying
NOTES: I had about 1 1/2 cups of leftover Mac n Cheese and was able to make about one dozen Bites. You must use leftover Mac n Cheese so that the bites will hold their shape. You may like to add other seasonings to the batter, like cayenne pepper, garlic or hot sauce. Consider serving with Ranch Dressing, Cajun Mustard or Hot Sauce.
Make the bites. Portion leftover macaroni and cheese into tablespoon sized “bites” on a baking sheet. Place sheet in the freezer while oil is heating.
Make the batter. In a bowl combine egg, water and flour. Add other seasonings if desired. Beat until smooth and the consistency of pancake batter. Dip chilled mac n cheese balls into batter and coat.
Fry Mac n Cheese Bites till golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Season with sea salt (or other spices, herbs).
Serve piping hot with or without dipping sauces. Naughty, naughty!
Want another leftover Mac n Cheese recipe? Try BBQ Chicken Mac n Cheese Pizza!
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