Have you tried potato cheese balls? As the name suggests, you need some potatoes, mashed and fine. And you make them, and add cheese. Roll them around in some bread crumbs, dip them in some hot oil for a nice golden crisp, and that’s it. Your Potato cheese balls are ready!
But first, let’s do this step by step.
- 3 cups mozzarella (or soft and mild) cheese, finely grated
- 2 medium potatoes (for 1/3 cup mashed potatoes)
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- vegetable oil
In a small pot, add potatoes, cover with water and bring to a boil. Check for doneness after about 5 minutes by inserting a knife. It should come out easily. Drain and set aside to cool down.
Peel the skin off the potatoes and pass through a ricer to get finely mashed potatoes. If you don’t have a ricer, use a sieve and a spoon, it takes longer but the result is ultra smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, add 1/3 cup of the mashed potatoes, cheese, flour, egg, garlic powder, garam masala and salt. Using your hand, mix all ingredients until well combined. It should be slightly sticky but hold its shape well.
Using about 2 tbsp of the cheese potato mixture, gently press and roll in your hand to form balls. Coat in panko bread crumbs.
Heat vegetable oil in a pot (enough to cover the balls). When it reaches 350F, add cheese balls, few at a time, and fry until golden for about 2-3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.
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Recipe Source : Goodies Avolonte