Matt's Recipe Book

Fried mac and cheese bites

Prep time15 minutes (plus 4 hours chilling)
Cooking time30 minutes

Kind of like arancini, but with mac and cheese.


  • 500g mac and cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g panko
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives


  1. Place mac and cheese into the refrigerator until firm, about 4 hours.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large, deep pan over a medium high heat.
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop or similar, roll macaroni and cheese into 4cm-ish balls, forming about 12.
  4. Working one at a time, dip balls into eggs, then dredge in Panko, pressing to coat.
  5. Working in batches, add balls to the oil and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with chopped chives to serve.