Many people who read my posts can’t indulge in the food adventures I write about because they just aren’t close to any of the awesome places I explore in my blog…and that makes me sad. So today I am taking a different approach. It is time to have fun with leftover Mac n’ Cheese, SlimFatFoodie style.
A few days ago we made a killer Mac n’ Cheese. Because I am Italian I have no concept of proper portion sizes, so we made enough Mac n’ Cheese to feed 6 people, even though we are only feeding two. We essentially made it using a one to one ratio… half macaroni and half bechamel with a mix of cheeses. It was gooey cheesy goodness (a.k.a. “Fat Attack” on a plate). Once we had our fill I put the leftovers in a container and put it in the fridge. When I took it out of the fridge to get started with this meal it looked like some strange block of cheddar cheese… even more so when I started to cut it up.
Step 1: cut it up into any interesting shape you want. Get creative, if you feel so inclined, and whip out some cookie cutters or freehand some fun shapes. I was not feeling particularly creative since my stomach was yelling at my hands to move faster.
Cubed and ready to go to prep.
Step 2: Throw some breadcrumbs in a bowl and beat a few eggs in another bowl. One at a time, dip into the egg and then roll it in the bread crumbs. Repeat until they are all ready for Step 3. (I know… “thanks Mr. Obvious”)
(Yes those are girly hands, no they are not mine.)
Step 3: Heat up some vegetable oil. I prefer using a cast iron skillet, but any pan will do. When the oil is good and hot start dropping those bad boys in and cook them up until they are a nice golden brown color. (I am getting hungry as I am writing this post!)
Step 4: Grab some paper towels and lay them out on a plate. Drop these fried cubes of “amazingness” onto the paper towel so that some of that excess oil gets soaked up.
Anyone like Sriracha Mayo? Grab a 1/2 cup of mayo, 1/4 tsp. cajun seasoning (just my preference) and as much Sriracha as your mouth feels comfortable with.
Plate and serve. As you can see this is super easy and a good way not to waste leftovers.
Last Step: Take a bite, enjoy and ChChow down my friends!