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How to Make Deep Fried Cheese Balls

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This instructable will show you how to make deep fried cheese balls. This is a recipe that anyone can use to make a delicious homemade snack or appetizer.Preparation to heat the oil and prepare the batter will take about 10 minutes. The time to fry the cheese balls will vary widely depending on how many you want to make. One fried cheese ball takes a couple of minutes to complete, so ten will take about 30 minutes.

**WARNING! This recipe involves sharp utensils that can cause lacerations and hot oil that can cause severe burns.
  
Note: Ingredients will vary highly depending on how many cheese balls you would like to make. The amounts given below should provide enough for 10 cheese balls.

Ingredients:
-1 Block mozzarella cheese (about 8 oz.)
-2 cups flour
-1-2 tablespoons salt
-1 tablespoon pepper
-2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
-2 tablespoons garlic powder
-3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
-Vegetable oil (approximately 3 inches of oil)
-1/4 cup milk (Skim, 1%, or 2% - it doesn't matter which)
-1 large egg

Tools:
-Deep fryer
-1 large bowl
-1 small bowl
-2 forks (or 1 fork and 1 whisk) 
-1 knife
-1 pair of tongs
-Paper towels
-Cutting board

Once you have gathered all of these ingredients and utensils, you are ready to start prepping the batter!
 
 
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Step 1: Prepare the Deep Fryer and Batter

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1. Pour the vegetable oil into the deep fryer

2. Plug in the deep fryer to start heating the oil
 
3. Mix the flour, panko break crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in the large mixing bowl

**CAUTION: Be careful on the amount of salt that you add. The other seasonings also have salt, along with the flour and bread crumbs. If you are worried about adding too much, just add a little less.

--Tip: Because of the amount of flour and panko bread crumbs, you will need to add more seasoning that you might originally think is necessary. These two ingredients dilute the flavors more than you think, so be generous with the garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
hey, this sounds great
can you use other cheeses?
I did (see comment above). I'd say, in general, fried foods are usually better hot and fresh. If you need to co-ordinate times with other dishes- put them into a low oven (170-200 degrees) uncovered to retain crispness. Don't, repeat, don't put them in the microwave. first they'll be moist and 1 minute later, rock hard.
It's my first time here. Out of nowhere I was struck by a craving for cheeseballs- the generic square fried american cheeseballs I used to love before at my first adult job as a bartender in a local bar- it seems you just can't buy them anywhere. I used Hoffman's Supersharp instead (seems a bit more compact and able to withstand the process).
I really liked the batter- it was crispy and flavorful. And the directions and special tips
were just what I needed to make a successful deep fry.
batonas1 year ago
looks really good, bad thing I don't have a fryer, stove will do no good here.
and is it better hot or cold?
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