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Fried Macaroni and Cheese Sticks

  • Preparation time
    60 min
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Number of servings
  • Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese, 98 oz, frozen -- 1
  • Flour, all purpose -- 2 cups
  • Egg, whole -- 6
  • Milk, whole -- 1/2 cup
  • Panko bread crumbs -- 4 cups
  • Salt -- 2 Tbsp
  • Pepper -- 2 Tbsp
  • 1
    Cut frozen Macaroni and Cheese lengthwise, into 3 even blocks. Then cut each block widthwise into 8 even pieces and cut each individual piece in half, lengthwise, to create a total of 48 sticks. Transfer onto a sheet pan and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, set up a 3-compartment breading station: flour; egg and milk whisked together; and panko seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Remove macaroni and cheese sticks from the freezer and start coating a few sticks at a time with the flour. Shake off excess flour, then dip in the egg/milk mixture. Drain off excess liquid, then roll in seasoned panko mix. Once fully coated, place on a rack over a sheet pan or tray. Repeat until all pieces are fully coated. Freeze until ready for service.
  • 4
    For each serving, drop 4 Macaroni and Cheese Sticks into a 325˚F fryer and fry until internal temperature reaches 165˚F and the exterior is golden brown, approximately 5-10 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from fryer and drain off excess oil.
  • 6
    Serve hot.
Serving Suggestion/Variation

Fried Macaroni and Cheese Sticks can be served with a variety of dipping sauces.