Have you ever eaten french fries and thought to yourself, “I love potatoes, but mac and cheese would make these so much better?” Well, well, well, Spoon Temple has the perfect recipe for someone of your ilk. Mac and cheese fries just make sense. They are also the most delicious way to devour the leftover mac and cheese sitting in your fridge. Turn something old into something new, and get acquainted with your new favorite snack.

Here they are in all their glory, mac and cheese fries, presented with a gleaming dish of ketchup and a hefty vat of love.

Mac and Cheese Fries

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:6-8
  • Medium


  • 2 cup leftover mac & cheese
  • 17 oz vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch sea salt
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  • Step 1

    Chill leftover mac and cheese in a square container.

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  • Step 2

    Cut the chilled mac and cheese into rectangles approximately 1 x 1 x 7 cm.

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  • Step 3

    Mix parmesan and panko bread crumbs in a low rimmed bowl or plate.

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  • Step 4

    Beat an egg.

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  • Step 5

    Dip your rectangles in the beaten egg, then roll them in the parmesan bread crumbs.

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  • Step 6

    Chill the mac and cheese rectangles 10-15 minutes.

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  • Step 7

    Fry mac and cheese in vegetable oil at 375°F until golden brown.

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  • Step 8

    Take out your mac and cheese fries and serve them with your favorite sauce.

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