Helen's Fried Cheese Balls with Chili Mayonnaise
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs (i like panko for this recipe)
- 5 drops worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 6 tbsp. chili sauce
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or brined hot chopped peppers
Always use an electric fryer following the manufacture's instructions or a deep flat bottomed heavy pot on a level surface.
Do not use plastic utensils when frying
Use fresh oil every time you fry.
Heat oil gradually and in an uncovered pot. The pot should be only half filled with oi to allow for foaming that may occur when items are lowered into it.
Use a thermometer to gauge the temperature of the fat at all times.
Keep temperature of fat constant. Allow time for the temperature to adjust after each batch.
If appropriate, dry items on paper towels before immersing in hot fat.
Keep items the same size so they will fry uniformly
Don't crowd items in the pan.
Have a bowl of ice water handy for spatters and burns. Never leave the frying area unattended
Let oil cool completely pan before discarding.