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fried cheese balls

(16 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Pam T
East Hampton, NY

This is a recipe I discovered through "Relish" Restaurant in GA. I just had to figure out how to minimize the amounts.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

OH WOW! We loved this combo of cheeses even before we deep fried it. Once fried, we served them with both horseradish sauce and marinara. The horseradish was the fave, but these little guys are delicious no matter how you serve them. Enjoy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(16 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For fried cheese balls

  • 8 oz
    shredded cheddar
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese bar
  • 8 oz
    pepper jack cheese
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1
    roasted pepper diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajon creole seasoning(whatever you use)
  • all purpose flour
  • buttermilk
  • panko bread crumbs

How To Make fried cheese balls

  • 1
    Mix all the above in a large bowl(except the flour,buttermilk and breadcrumbs) till it is smooth, then roll into small meatball sizes Then refrigerate for about an hour.
  • 2
    Then take 3 bowls out and put the flour in one bowl, buttermilk in another and then Panko breadcrumbs in the third. Take each ball and roll them in the contents of the bowls - in that same order; set them aside. While doing this you can heat a pot of oil for frying.
  • 3
    Take 2-3 balls at a time and fry them for about 1 minute until golden; drain on paper towels.
  • 4
    I would serve this with horseradish dipping sauce.