Saturday, February 6, 2021

You Can Make This Any Time!

As I was typing the title of this blog it sounded like we do not eat healthy foods. But we really do. The Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls are not an everyday occasion. Yet...

This recipe came with the Air Fryer. It puzzled me at first. It calls for 1 cup of leftover mac and cheese. Isn't that like leftover wine? Who has leftover mac and cheese? Our go-to
Mac and Cheese brand is Annie's. The one with the bunny on the box.

Mac & Cheese Balls

1 cup leftover mac and cheese, refrigerated
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup flour
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup plain breadcrumbs

Combine the macaroni and cheese and the cheddar cheese in a bowl.

Put the flour in a second bowl.

Combine the eggs and milk in a third bowl.

Put the bread crumbs in a fourth bowl.

Form the mac and cheese and cheddar cheese into small ball shapes. This was not as easy as it seemed. It took a few tries but with a little effort, they came together.

Roll the balls in the flour, and then the egg, and finally the breadcrumbs.

I put the Mac and Cheese balls on a tray and put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to firm up.

Insert the Fry Tray into the basket. Insert the basket into the Fryer.

Set the cooking temp to 360˚ and the cooking time to 3 minutes. Let the air fryer preheat.

Place the mac and cheese balls in the basket.

Cook at 360˚ for 5 minutes. Rotate the mac and cheese balls and cook for another 5 minutes.

I served them with a little of Rao's Marinara Sauce. 

Rave Reviews!! You can make this anytime. You can make it and freeze it!

And we did have a protein for dinner tonight too! I picked up a 1 1/2 pound spoon roast. I coated it with olive oil and a mixture of 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Into a 450˚ oven for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 255˚ for 45 minutes. The temp was between medium-rare and medium. Perfect for both of us.

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