Are you gettin' upset that I think box mac & cheese is white trashery? You know why? Odds are that's 'cause no matter your present socio-economic status, you gots you some white trash roots and a hankering for some sticky, orange, processed mac & cheese.
What wonderful recipe could I create for my family with this bounty? I thought of making some taco mac or chili mac? Hell, I was even going to subject them to some tuna mac when it hit me. Why not make the mac & cheese thicker, roll it into some balls, bread those balls, and fry that up white trash county fair style? Yeah, I felt like I was winning just because I managed to integrate balls into my cookin' and anytime frying happens, I know some fatty, nasty goodness will follow.
I imagine these would also do well as a side. I think the shock value of serving them thataway merits at least one appearance on your dinner menu. We ate them as an appetizer with an array of dipping sauces- ketchup, barbecue sauce, cranberry mustard, and good old ranch dressing, too. I had a crowd of eight folks, adults and Littles, and everyone, after getting over the idea of a friend mac & cheese ball, LOVED them.
I can't wait to make these for my richie friends who think roughing it is driving (instead of flying) to Disney World. They love experiencing the fat, greasy underbelly of white trash culture and fried mac & cheese balls is as white trash as you can get. You're welcome.
2 cups prepared box mac and cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs**
oil for frying
*I said "nice shaped balls."
**I used Progresso brand Italian style, but you can use whatever you like. I will most definitely use panko next time with spices.