Potato Cheese Balls Recipe

Potato Cheese Balls

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes, cooled (preferably left over from the day before for better texture)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (or any cheese of your choice, like mozzarella for a gooey center)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions (optional, for added flavor)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional, for color and flavor)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying (vegetable, canola, or peanut oil works well)

Potato Cheese Balls Recipe

Direction :

  1. Prepare the Mashed Potato Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, green onions, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Form the Cheese Core:
    • Take a small amount of the mashed potato mixture and flatten it in the palm of your hand.
    • Place a small cube or spoonful of cheese in the center of the flattened potato.
    • Carefully encase the cheese with the potato, rolling it into a ball. Ensure the cheese is completely covered to prevent it from leaking out during frying.
  3. Dredge the Potato Balls:
    • Set up three shallow dishes: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs.
    • Roll each potato ball first in flour, then dip it into the beaten egg, and finally roll it in breadcrumbs until fully coated.
  4. Fry the Potato Balls:
    • Heat oil in a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to 375°F (190°C).
    • Fry the potato balls in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pot, until they are golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Use a slotted spoon to remove the potato balls from the oil and drain them on paper towels.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the potato cheese balls hot, with dipping sauces such as marinara, ranch dressing, or a spicy aioli.

Tips:

  • Mashed Potato Consistency: The consistency of the mashed potatoes should be dry enough to hold its shape when rolled. If your mashed potatoes are too wet, you can add a little flour to help firm them up.
  • Cheese Alternatives: Experiment with different types of cheese for different flavors and textures. Pepper jack can add a spicy kick, while gouda or brie can make for a luxurious taste.
  • Baking Option: For a healthier version, you can bake the potato cheese balls at 400°F (205°C) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, though they won’t be as crispy as when fried.

These potato cheese balls are sure to be a hit, offering a perfect blend of creamy, cheesy inside and crunchy outside. Enjoy making and serving this delicious treat!

 

Source : Allrecipes.Com

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