Deep Fried Mac and Cheese

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Servings: 15 pieces
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1   prepared and cooled The Lady’s Cheesy Mac cut into 15 pieces
Plain bread crumbs, for dredging
Flour, for dredging
1 egg, beaten
Peanut oil, for frying

The Lady’s Cheesy Mac:
4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
2 cups grated Cheddar
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk





Heat 2 inches of oil in a large, heavy Dutch oven to 350 degrees F.

Dredge each Cheesy Mac square in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs to coat. Fry for about 1 minute on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.

The Lady’s Cheesy Mac:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot, add the Cheddar. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Top with additional cheese, if desired.

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Wow! My husband is a mac n cheese aholic! I haven't deep fried anything in years, so this was a challenge..but so worth it! The mac n cheese alone is the best stuff I've ever put in my mouth. I worked out at the gym for 1.5 hours and ate like a bird all day to prep for this treat, but it made our night! We had it as part of our Easter meal, I had to sit on my hands to keep from snacking it..hahahahaha. Thanks for your recipes and your shows. Thanks for inspiring me to get in the kitchen and learn to love cooking. You and your family make me smile and laugh. I look forward to each and every show, thanks can never say enough!!

By Judi Collins on May 04, 2011


What happened to the bacon? I pulled ths recipe up awhile back and it was wrapped in bacon. Maybe it was a different recipe bu this is so good..but better with bacon.

By Jeri on February 02, 2011


OMG I'm in heaven this was sooo good.

By Moma Anna on October 04, 2010


By Anonymous on April 27, 2010


This recipe was pretty easy, but I was expecting a different taste! I think the mac & cheese needs more cheese & salt. My family liked them hot, but when they cooled they were not nearly as good. Will try this one again.

By pedsnurse on December 26, 2008

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