Mac-and-Cheese Balls

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  • Cook & Prep: 2 h 45 m
  • Serving: 45
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A great way to make an all-time family favorite party friendly.

 

Ingredients (14)

Mac and cheese

Egg wash

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Make the Balls

Yields 80-90 balls

  1. Prepare macaroni, al dente, according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  2. In a large pot, melt butter. Add in flour and whisk together until smooth. Whisk in milk, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in cheeses and stir until melted and smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and mustard.

  3. Add macaroni to the cheese sauce and mix well. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking pan and refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours.

  4. Prepare 3 Gefen Easy Baking Parchment-lined baking sheets. Using a small scoop, begin to make small balls with the cold macaroni and cheese mixture. Place them on the baking sheet. If time allows, freeze the balls before breading, as it will help you achieve a very even coating. If pressed for time, form your balls and continue.

  5. In a small bowl, mix the eggs, 2 Tbsp milk, and spices for egg wash. Pour the seasoned bread crumbs into a medium-sized bowl.

  6. Place the balls in the egg mixture and coat completely. Then toss into crumbs and coat well.

  7. Prepare a medium-sized pan. Fill 1/3 of the way with canola oil. Heat to medium-high. Drop mac-and-cheese balls in a few at a time. Fry for 3–5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Note:

You may bread the balls in advance and freeze until you are ready to use.

Tip:

You may substitute any gluten-free, brown rice, or whole wheat pasta for regular macaroni.

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  • Chaya Suri Gombo

    Mac-and-Cheese Balls

    Trouble with Mac &cheese balls

    Hi, My Mac and cheese balls fell apart in the frying pan even though I followed the directions. Any advice on what I can try differently?
    Posted by Sssssss |December 14, 2017
    Replies:
    Michal Frischman - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi Chaya Suri! It could have been a few things. Make sure the breaded mac and cheese balls are cold before frying, and make sure your oil is completely up to temperature (about 360-375 degrees F). Also, there should be enough oil in the pan to come about halfway up the mac and cheese balls. I've had this issue when frying aranchini (risotto balls), and it's usually been one of those things. Good luck!
    Posted by michalf|December 14, 2017
    Zisi
    I have been making these for years. I find that they MUST be frozen. I usually split the work of these over 2 days, or freeze them and only take out what I need and bag up and freeze the rest without breading them. I try to keep my oil on medium heat (300-350) so that the inside defrosts without burning the outside. I have also baked them for a less fattening alternative (400, rotating often to cook evenly until brown)
    Posted by ZcM|May 15, 2018
    0
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  • Chaya Suri Gombo

    Mac-and-Cheese Balls

    Trouble with Mac &cheese balls

    Hi, My Mac and cheese balls fell apart in the frying pan even though I followed the directions. Any advice on what I can try differently?
    Posted by Sssssss |December 14, 2017
    Replies:
    Michal Frischman - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi Chaya Suri! It could have been a few things. Make sure the breaded mac and cheese balls are cold before frying, and make sure your oil is completely up to temperature (about 360-375 degrees F). Also, there should be enough oil in the pan to come about halfway up the mac and cheese balls. I've had this issue when frying aranchini (risotto balls), and it's usually been one of those things. Good luck!
    Posted by michalf|December 14, 2017
    Zisi
    I have been making these for years. I find that they MUST be frozen. I usually split the work of these over 2 days, or freeze them and only take out what I need and bag up and freeze the rest without breading them. I try to keep my oil on medium heat (300-350) so that the inside defrosts without burning the outside. I have also baked them for a less fattening alternative (400, rotating often to cook evenly until brown)
    Posted by ZcM|May 15, 2018
    0

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