Macaroni & Pimento Cheese Bites

Ready in 45 minutes

For mac/cheese - Omit the last 3 ingredients and final steps. After combining the cheese mixture and pasta, spread into a well greased baking pan. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and sprinkle on top. Bake ~~at; 350 degrees until bubbly.

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Ingredients

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1 8-oz package Elbow Macaroni Noodles
3 tablespoon Butter
1/4 cups All purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon Garlic powder
8 ounce Cheddar; sharp; shredded
4 ounce Pimento; drained
3/4 cups Bread crumbs
3/4 cups Parmesan cheese
2 ea Egg; lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
Vegetable oil

Original recipe makes 5

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Preparation

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Graduall whisk in flour until smooth; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Graduall whisk in 2 cups milk and next 3 ingredients; cook whisking constantly 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Stire in cheddar cheese and pimiento until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in pasta.

Line a 13x9 inch pan with plastic wrap, allowing several inches to extend over edges of pan. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cool slightly; cover and chill 8 hours. Remove macaroni mixture from pan and cut into 1 inch squares.

Stir together breadcrumbs and parmesan chees in a shallwo dish or pie plate. Whisk together eggs and 1/2 cup milk in another shallow dish or pie plate; dip macaroni into egg mixture then dredge in breadcrumb mixture.

Pour oil to depth of 1 inch in a large skillet; heat to 350?. Fry bites, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

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