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my oven fried cheese balls

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Norma DeRemer
York, PA

Well guys and gals, I'm still on a health kick; but had to find a recipe for cheese balls. Thanks to my good neighbor's recipe I made these last night and what a good tast with out the calories. Regular recipe for these are 84 fat grams and 1060 calories. Well folks, these little treats are only 5 grams of fat and only 177 calories. What a big difference and still have a wonder taste on what use to be one of my favorite things to order while dinning out. Well no more. These are a keeper and I will be making them again for sure. Only hard part of eating these is watching not to eat them all.

(1 rating)
yield 4 (2 per serving)

Ingredients For my oven fried cheese balls

  • 1 c
    frozen chopped onions and peppers, defrosted
  • 4 oz
    (about 1 cup) shredded 50% cheddar cheese, such as gabot
  • 1 tsp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 2 lg
    egg whites
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp
    chopped pickled jalapenos (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard

How To Make my oven fried cheese balls

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 450
  • 2
    Place a wire rack on a foil-lined baking sheet and set aside.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl,mix to pepper and onion mixture with the cheese and cornstarch.
  • 4
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Form this mixture into 8 balls, squeezing out any excess liquid. (the balls will seem loose)
  • 6
    Transfer the balls to a plate and freeze for at least 15 minutes or until firm.
  • 7
    Put the flour in a shallow dish. Put the pando in another shallow dish.
  • 8
    In a medium bowl, whip the ege whites with a whisk until they are extremely foamy but not quite holding peaks.
  • 9
    Remove the cheee balls from the freezer. Working in batches, dredge the cheese ball in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • 10
    Add the cheese balls to the egg whites and toss to coat them competely.
  • 11
    Add the cheese balls, a few pieces at a time. to the dish of panko and coat completly.
  • 12
    Spread the balls on the wire rack and spray them lightly with cooking spray.
  • 13
    Place in oven and bake until the reading is golden brown and crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 14
    Meanwhile, combine the applesauce, jalapenos (optional) and mustard in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir.
  • 15
    Remove the cheese balls from the oven and serve with the sauce.

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