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Clinton Kelly's Mac N Cheese Bites

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Your Favorite Pasta Dish Fried!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
8 to 10
cost
$
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This dish brings together all your kid friendly favorites, mac and cheese and fried foods. Give it a try a your next party!
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ingredients
  • 1 pound Macaroni
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
  • 2 Cup Milk
  • 1 pound White Cheddar
  • 2 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 6 Eggs beaten
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
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step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 pound Macaroni
    Cook the macaroni according to package directions in salted water.
  • 2
    2 tablespoon Butter
    1 Onion diced
    1 Garlic clove minced
    1 teaspoon Paprika
    1 teaspoon Dried Mustard
    Salt & Pepper to taste
    2 tablespoon Flour
    2 Cup Milk
    1 pound White Cheddar
    In a large sauce pan, sauté the onions and garlic in the butter over medium heat until soft, about 4 minutes.  Add the paprika and the mustard and season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the 2 tablespoons flour and the milk and stir until starts to thicken slightly, about 4 minutes. Fold in the cheese and add the macaroni. Place in a baking dish and into the fridge to cool and firm up. 
  • 3
    2 Cup Breadcrumbs
    6 Eggs beaten
    1/2 cup flour for dredging 
    Place the remaining flour in a high sided dish, in another dish, add the eggs, and in a third dish place the breadcrumbs.
  • 4
    Vegetable Oil for frying
    Heat a pot of vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  • 5
    Scoop the cooled mac n cheese with a spoon or ice cream scoop into the flour, then egg, then breadcrumb mixture and into the oil.
  • 6
    Salt
    Do not crowd the pot. Cook in batches. When golden brown and warm through, remove the mac n cheese bites from the oil to a paper towel line plate. Season with additional salt and taste.
 
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