Appetizer/Small Plates Entrées

Fried Macaroni and Cheese Sticks

Cut frozen Stouffer’s® Macaroni and Cheese into sticks, coat in seasoned panko and deep-fry to golden perfection.
  • 12 portions

Preparation

Ingredients

Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese, 98 oz, frozen

1
Flour, all purpose2 cups
Egg, whole6
Milk, whole1/2 cup
Panko bread crumbs4 cups
Salt2 Tbsp
Pepper2 Tbsp

                                                       

Method

  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.