Just when you thought Mac & Cheese could not get any less healthy along comes Alton brown with a use for the leftovers.
Fried Mac & Cheese
Leftover baked macaroni and cheese, refrigerated at least overnight
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cayenne
1 egg beaten with 2 ounces water
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Oil for deep frying, preheated to 375 degrees
Cut refrigerated macaroni and cheese into slices or bite size pieces. Season the flour with salt, pepper and cayenne. Dredge each piece through the flour and gently tap off excess. Dip in the egg wash and then coat
with the bread crumbs. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes so the crust can set. Very carefully drop into the oil and fry until golden brown. Remove to a baking sheet fitted with a rack and rest for 2 minutes before serving.
We served them with ketchup, hot sauce and chili sauce for dipping.