Bring the county fair to your kitchen with our Fried Mac and Cheese Balls! Add some cayenne pepper to your Fried Mac and Cheese Balls for a spicy kick.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
2 pkg. (7-1/4 oz. each) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 OSCAR MAYER Wieners, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices
1/3 cup flour
4 eggs, divided
2 Tbsp. water
1-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
2 cups oil
1/2 cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
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Let's Make It
Prepare Dinners in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting half each of the margarine and milk. Add shredded cheese, wieners, flour and 1 egg; mix well. Spread onto foil-covered rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate 20 min.
Whisk remaining eggs and water until blended. Place bread crumbs in shallow bowl. Shape Dinner mixture into 24 balls, using 1/4 cup Dinner mixture for each. Roll, 1 at a time, in eggs then in crumbs. Return to prepared baking sheet. Discard any remaining eggs and bread crumbs.
Heat oil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat to 350ºF. Add macaroni and cheese balls, in batches; cook 2 to 3 min. or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
Mix mayo and hot sauce. Serve with warm croquettes.
Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don't overdo it on calories.
For a Milder Sauce
Substitute 1 Tbsp. HEINZ Tomato Ketchup for the hot pepper sauce.
For a spicy kick, increase hot pepper sauce to 1 Tbsp. and stir 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper into macaroni mixture before shaping into balls as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.