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Deep Fried Mac and Cheese

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 55 minutes

Servings: 8



Deep Fried Mac and Cheese

  • plain breadcrumbs, for dredging
  • flour, for dredging
  • 1 egg beaten
  • peanut oil, for frying

The Lady's Cheesy Mac

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk


Deep Fried Mac and Cheese

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

Dredge each Cheesy Mac portion 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 °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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