Ingredients :
1 lb macaroni pasta
2 lbs cheese (cheddar, Gouda, fontina, Gruyere, etc...)
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon pepper
3 cups milk
3 eggs, whisked
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
vegetable oil, for frying


Directions :
Cook pasta according to package directions, in a large pot.
While pasta is cooking, shred your cheeses.
Drain the pasta into a pasta strainer and set aside. Using the same pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in 2 tablespoons flour and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook for about a minute, whisking frequently. Whisk in 3 cups milks and cook till sauce starts to bubble and thicken, about it 5 minutes.
Add in shredded cheese and stir till completely melted. Add in mac and cheese and mix completely. Let the pot of mac cool in the fridge for a few hours, or even better, overnight.
After the mac and cheese has cooled, you're going to make a little assembly line. Using three bowls, place the remaining flour in one, whisked eggs in another, and breadcrumbs and Cajun seasoning in another.
Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of mac and cheese and form it into a ball in your hands. (HINT: If the mac won't form a ball and hold together, it's probably not cold enough. Stick it back in the fridge until you're able to form a ball when you roll the mac and cheese in your hands.) Roll in the flour, then eggs, and lastly breadcrumb mixture, ensuring the mac and cheese is completely coated with breadcrumbs. Place onto a baking sheet. Repeat till you have used up all your mac and cheese.
**If making ahead of time and freezing, freeze the breaded bites on a baking sheet for an hour before placing into a Ziplock bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.**
Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or heavy pot to 350 degrees. If using a pot, use enough vegetable oil to just cover the mac and cheese bites. Fry in batches for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Be careful not to overcrowd your fryer or pan; you don't want the bites sticking to each other. **If you're frying frozen bites, fry 5 minutes to ensure the bites are cooked all the way through.**
Serve while still warm



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