On Deep-fried Mac and Cheese…

Like I said at the end of yesterday’s post, you will most likely have leftovers after making a meal of macaroni and cheese.  These leftovers chill well and will probably be in a loaf-like state come morning, thus enabling you to slice clean chunks off it.  So, what does one do with leftover mac-and-cheese?  Why, take a cue from TGIFriday’s and make deep-fried macaroni and cheese!


This is a lovely snack: crisp on the outside, chewy and gooey on the inside.  Not the healthiest thing, I know, but it can put a smile on your face even on the gloomiest days.

Deep-Fried Macaroni and Cheese

  • leftover macaroni and cheese, chilled
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • oil for deep frying

Slice up your macaroni and cheese into slightly bigger than bite-sized chunks.  Beat the egg, sift in the flour, and add the water; mix unti a thinnish batter is formed.  Dip the macaroni chunks evenly into the batter.

Heat up the oil in a wok or large saucepan and cook the battered chunks in small batches till golden brown.  Allow to drain on paper towels before serving.  You can choose to serve these with a side of ketchup, but I think these taste best on their own.

Number of servings will depend on how much mac-and-cheese you had to begin with.  😀