Heat enough oil for deep frying. Mix the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne in a bowl.
Refer my tip 2 to know what I have used instead of cayenne. Mix until combined.
I have used milk, but refer my tip 3 if you want another option.
I have used Veganic Sunflower and sesame seed bread
to make my breadcrumbs. But you can use any on hand. And also please refer my tip 4
, in case your Mac and Cheese recipe does not have Panko breadcrumbs in it.
You can use store bought breadcrumbs as well, but I prefer making right at home. Takes like 5 seconds.
Arrange your dredging station.
Take a small amount of leftover mac and cheese and press to make a ball.
Dredge this in the flour until coated. Pat to remove the excess flour.
Dip this next in your milk.
and then drop it on the bed of breadcrumbs.
Roll it until well coated.
Set aside on a plate while you make the rest of the balls.
This resting also helps the crust to set well.
Check for the heat of the oil. It should be around 375F. Drop your balls into it.
Fry until browned all over. Correct temperature of the oil is essential to make oil free and crispy Mac and cheese balls.
Drop them on paper towels. There shouldn't be any oil on the paper towel if fried right.