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Deep Fried Mac and Cheese

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10


  • for dredging plain breadcrumbs
  • for dredging flour
  • 4 beaten, divided eggs
  • for frying peanut oil
  • 4 cups cooked drained elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons cut into pieces butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk


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.