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Pork Rind Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

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2 hours



Hey, we've taken the plain noodle and cheesed it up with, well, cheese and more importantly, crushed pork rinds! Yep, our Pork Rind Fried Mac and Cheese Balls recipe gives you oodles of flavor. Your family will have a ball.


    Pork Rind Fried Mac and Cheese Balls:

    • 1 cup Southern Recipe Pork Rinds (any flavor), crushed
    • 3 cups Mac & cheese, pasta noddles already prepared and chilled
    • 1 cup Jalapeños, diced
    • 1 cup Bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 cup Bread crumbs
    • 6 cups Oil for frying


Start with cold mac & cheese from the refrigerator.

Mix in diced jalapeños and bacon.

Using a large spoon, ice cream scoop, or just your hands, form the mixture into 2 inch balls.

Chill balls for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Beat 2 eggs in a shallow dish.

In another shallow dish, mix crushed pork rinds and bread crumbs.

Preheat oil to 400°F.

Roll balls in egg mixture and then in pork rinds/bread crumbs until thoroughly coated.

Fry balls, several at a time, until golden brown.

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