Macaroni and Cheese Croquettes

Macaroni and Cheese Croquettes with Sriracha Mayo
Macaroni and Cheese Croquettes. Diana Rattray
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 to 2 dozen (6 servings)
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These macaroni and cheese croquettes are incredibly delicious, and they are an excellent way to use leftover mac and cheese.

Serve them as a snack with a spicy sriracha mayonnaise or a honey mustard dip.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a deep heavy saucepan to about 360 F, or until a cube of bread browns in about 30 seconds.
  2. Shape macaroni and cheese into small balls.
  3. Dip balls in bread crumbs, then into the beaten eggs, then in crumbs again.
  4. Drop carefully into hot fat and cook, turning, until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm while making subsequent batches.

Variations and Tips

  • Add some crumbled bacon, jalapeno peppers, diced pimientos, or cooked vegetables to the mac and cheese mixture before breading. 
  • Put a small chunk of ham or cheese in the center of each croquette before breading.
  • Add a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs.

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