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Title: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: tubercle on October 02, 2011, 09:04:54 PM
Anybody tried this?

It occupies its own food group in the Tubercle household.

It was first encountered in a restaurant in Charlotte, NC. The Carolinas are famous for deep frying anything that can be battered or skewered on a stick.

 Its easy to make; Just make a big pan of mac & cheese (please don't use that store bought ready made kind in a kit box that has some kind of orange looking plastic cheese chemical, make the real stuff like grandma made, with milk and sharp cheddar).  Chill in the fridge several hours until it sets good, scoop out a ball with a big spoon or an ice cream scoop, dip in your favorite batter, hit the 350f grease until G,B &D.

 Its like candy.
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: dbeechum on October 02, 2011, 10:23:56 PM
There's a fancy pants restaurant around here that does that. They make nice fried triangle of mac & cheese crack with a dipping sauce that appears to mostly be a mixture of Crystal and Franks.

That's almost as good as the Angus chili cheese filled donuts.
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: tygo on October 02, 2011, 10:48:34 PM
Yeah, I've had it as bar food but have never made it myself.  It would be something fun to try at home. 
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: tubercle on October 02, 2011, 11:15:11 PM
In fairness I should mention that fried onions are #1.

Mac & cheeses is #3, just behind flounder.
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: bluesman on October 02, 2011, 11:40:02 PM
Never tried it...but I like the crusty top layer of baked mac-n-cheese so I would probably like it deep fried.

Sounds like a 911 dish. They're the best ones  ;D
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: Mark G on October 02, 2011, 11:47:45 PM
Oh my... This is going to be added to our household menu this week!
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: tubercle on October 03, 2011, 12:08:28 AM
Oh my... This is going to be added to our household menu this week!

Another convert  ;D

The secret is to chill it first so it holds together. By the time the batter is done the cheesiness has melted into god like goodness.
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: euge on October 03, 2011, 12:57:49 AM
I'm more concerned about the term "fancy pants" restaurant that serves fried mac and cheese. :-\ I mean fried mac and cheese is alright in my book but fancy? If one is required to wear pants then I just can't enjoy my fried mac and cheese. ;D
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: bluesman on October 03, 2011, 01:08:33 AM
How about Paula Deen's recipe?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/deep-fried-mac-and-cheese-recipe/index.html
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: dbeechum on October 03, 2011, 05:49:19 AM
I'm more concerned about the term "fancy pants" restaurant that serves fried mac and cheese. :-\

It's LA... Everything in the city "core" is fancy pants.

The place also has an amazing beer list .

http://www.boneyardbistro.com/
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: ryang on October 10, 2011, 03:40:13 PM
We do this.

We also do this: encase said mac-n-cheese in spicy sausage ball and deep fry.  wow.  mac-n-cheese stuffed meatballs?  win.
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: denny on October 10, 2011, 04:01:18 PM
My cardiologist would hunt me down and lock me up if I ate that.....
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: redbeerman on October 28, 2011, 03:05:58 PM
My cardiologist would hunt me down and lock me up if I ate that.....

Me too, but we can dream ;)
Title: Re: Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese
Post by: phillamb168 on October 28, 2011, 03:40:13 PM
Added to our "Welcome to America" Thanksgiving dinner appetizer list.