Mac and Cheese Balls

  • 1 box mac and cheese (we like Annie’s); noodles cooked and cheese packet reserved
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 bag shredded cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil; as needed
  • Salt; as needed

In a medium saucepan, on medium heat, melt butter until foaming. Sprinkle in flour and mix well with a wooden spoon until lightly toasted. Carefully pour in milk and raise heat a little bit until mixture begins to simmer. Stir with a wooden spoon until thickened. Turn off heat, add half the bag of cheese along with the cheese powder and salt to taste. Stir in noodles. Carefully make into balls and roll in breadcrumbs. Repeat with the rest of mixture. Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 400 degrees in a deep pot. Fry balls one by one and drain on paper towels.