Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Tired of seeing Superbowl recipes on all the blogs these days?

Look away now, then.  Except, wait.  If you do that, you’ll miss something pretty darned incredible.

Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites.

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Crazy, I know.  But think about it.  Macaroni and Cheese is SO good.  And fried food?  Also good.  Combined?  Well, awesomeness.  In bite sized form.  Heck, dip it in ranch dressing if you want, I won’t judge.

These mac & cheese bites are perfect for gameday, as they are put together pretty quickly since you can make half of it in advance.  Plus, your guests will find you genius.

Score.

I used your basic Kraft Mac & Cheese Blue Box.  It had the perfect sized noodle, it’s easy, it’s good, and it worked perfectly in this recipe.  If you want to use something else, I recommend using a similar style noodle, and a similar consistency.  Too runny, it’ll never set up.  Too sticky?  Well, that’s okay.  No runny mac & cheese!

I also used Wasa Sourdough Flatbreads to make my breading for these cheesy bites.  It’s a great product on it’s own – topped with cream cheese and fruit, made into cracker style pizzas – but it’s also amazing when pulverized and used as a breading.  I didn’t need to add flour, and despite my concerns that it looked a little thin as it coated the unfried macaroni, as you can see, it worked perfectly and browned up just as I hoped.

Give it a shot!

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Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 25-30 Bites

Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 package Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, prepared
  • 1 package Wasa Sourdough Flatbread, pulverized
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • Oil for deep drying

Instructions

  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, and pour macaroni into it, pressing down evenly. COver and place in freezer for 2 hours or more, until needed.
  2. Combine egg and milk in shallow dipping bowl. In a separate plate or large shallow bowl, combine flatbread crumbs, salt, and garlic.
  3. Bring oil to 350-375.
  4. Remove frozen macaroni from parchment and cut into small squares or triangles. Dip each into egg wash, then coat with crumbs. Fry 5-6 in hot oil until both sides are golden brown. Remove from oil onto paper towels. Repeat until all macaroni has been used. Serve and enjoy!
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Let’s do a GIVEAWAY!image

Would you like to win a Sampler Pack of Wasa Flatbreads and Crackers?  Of course you would! 

Prize Pack Features:

  • Cooking with Crispbread cookbook
  • A sample of Wasa Products
  • Wasa pen and booklet
  • Wasa drawstring bag

All you need to do is leave a comment below letting me know you’d like to win.  No pressure!

However, if you’d like additional chances to win, here you go!  Just be sure to return here and leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH of the bonus entries you complete.

  1. Pin a picture from this post on Pinterest.  Gracious, I LOVE Pinterest, don’t you?!
  2. Become a fan of Wasa on Facebook…they’re fun!
  3. Follow Wasa on Twitter. Tweet them? Use #WasAmazing to grab their attention!
  4. Lastly, Stumble this post or share it with your friends on Facebook. Either or both…up to you!

Now, be sure to leave those comments – they all count as bonus entries.  Contest is courtesy of and shipped by Wasa.  Contest closes on February 7th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST, and is open to US Addresses only.  Good luck!


Now, I mentioned a couple of other Wasa ideas above, but if you’d like more, look no farther!  I put together a group of my blogging friends to entertain you with more Superbowl worthy creations using Wasa, so stay tuned for those recipes!  You’ll be able to find them on these blogs starting tomorrow and continuing through the end of the week.  Check them out!  They’ll all be giving away a Wasa Prize Pack as well, so, lots of chances to win!

 

Disclaimer: I am a fan of Wasa, and was supplied product to use for this post.  All thoughts are 100% my own.

Comments

  1. That fried mac & cheese looks too good! Yes, I’d love to win some WASA crackers..thanks!

  2. Pinned a photo!

  3. Looks yummy! I’d love to win!

  4. Following WASA on Twitter.

  5. I like WASA on FB.

  6. I live in a Mac N Cheese how with 5boys and a fiance who can’t get enough of it. You recipe loooks soooo good. I’ll be trying it very soon if not today.

  7. Catherine Dominguez says:

    I would be thrilled to win the Wasa Flatbreads and Crackers. I have three daughters that LOVE macaroni and cheese and I would love to try your recipe, it looks easy and delicious!

  8. BethieofVA says:

    I pinned it and would love to eat it!!

  9. fontaina powell says:

    I can’t wait to try this mouth watering dish!

  10. I love recipes that turn leftovers into something new. And I of course would totally love to win a sampler of wasa.

  11. Whoa. This is heaven right here.

  12. I follow was on twitter.

  13. What’s not to love about bite sized mac & cheese all bundled up in fried love? I’m in!

  14. I pinned the giveaway here: http://pinterest.com/pin/240801911295746300/

  15. Heck yeah, I would love to try a sample pack! And the mac and cheese looks great!

  16. I pinned a pic. And I do love Pinterest.

  17. Following Wasa on Facebook.

  18. Following Wasa on Twitter also.

  19. I shared this on Facebook.

  20. YUUUUUMMMMM … I want these mac bites right now :( they look so creamy and delicious. Wasa flat bread crumbs make an excellent coating – - I use it occasionally when making chicken nuggets… yummy; is all I have to say.

  21. Linda Ingo says:

    Liked WASA on fb

  22. I would love to try the sampler pack!

  23. Wanda Dickey says:

    These look yummy! I’m making them for
    my gang this weekend. Would love to win some
    of the Wasa bread!

  24. Who doesn’t like crackers? I’m in! :)

  25. I would like to win to try these crackers

  26. Oh, for the love of cheese! Seriously? Just when I was trying to get back to my healthy eating regimen. Oh well! Fried Cheese it is. :)

    I post Thursday!

  27. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    of course I’d love to win a Sampler Pack of Wasa Flatbreads and Crackers! Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I like Wasa North America on Facebook

  29. NOT ENTERING
    Ohhhh ahhhhhh. fried fried fried!

  30. I’d like to win!

  31. These sound so decadent but so good!

  32. Yum! Looks like a great recipe.

  33. I pinned a pic on pinterest

  34. Tried your recipe and it turned out great! Everyone loved these. Oh, and I’d love to win some WASA swag :)

  35. Oh, and just shared the post on Facebook!

  36. And liked the Wasa page!

  37. And liked the Facebook page!

  38. The Lone Moon says:

    What the heck!? This looks SUPER delicious!!!! O.O *jaw drops*

  39. Sounds like a good recipe, if not for the blatant product endorsement of Wasa.

    Sorry, but I have much more respect for a chef/cook who chooses to use and/or present to others in a recipe an ingredient that does NOT involve a product endorsement.

    I will not be using this recipe nor will I relay this website to other friends that are also cooking enthusiasts.

    • doughmesstic says:

      Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I for one love Wasa, I use it constantly, and the last time I looked, it was my name on this blog. But thanks for taking time out of your very busy day to let me know how much you dislike me.
      Much appreciated.

  40. Would LOVE to enter your contest. This recipe looks just like the mac and cheese bites i ate like 46 seconds ago. Yum!

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