Crispy and yummy potato cheese balls are quick and easy to prepare. The cheesy mixture of potato and mozzarella will definitely be a hit! This dish can be served as a snack or appetizer. Serve with a variety of dips from ketchup to chili sauce, always a perfect match with the potato cheese balls. This recipe takes about 35 minutes to prepare and cook. It makes about 25 potato cheese balls.
• 3 red potatoes
• 100 grams mozzarella (sliced into small cubes)
• 50 grams parmesan cheese (shredded)
• black pepper to taste
• salt to taste
• 3 eggs
• 200 grams breadcrumbs
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1 tbsp paprika
• 50 grams all-purpose flour
• peanut oil (for deep-frying)
Place mozzarella cubes in between kitchen papers and press lightly.
Peel off skin from the potatoes.
Soak in water for a few minutes.
Slice into big chunks.
Put in a pot full of water.
Add some salt and let it boil until tender.
When tender, remove from the pot and transfer potatoes into a bowl.
Put the potatoes in a potato ricer by batch and push it to shred the potatoes.
Add shredded parmesan cheese and season with black pepper to taste.
Mix well to combine.
Season with salt to taste.
Get a spoonful of the potato mixture and form into small balls.
Create a small hole in the center of each potato ball.
Fill it with a cube of mozzarella cheese.
Repeat this with the remaining potato mixture and mozzarella cheese cubes.
It should make 25 potato cheese balls.
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Crack open three eggs in a bowl.
In a bowl, add breadcrumbs.
Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Coat each potato cheese ball in flour.
Dip in egg mixture, then coat with breadcrumbs mix.
Dip back into the egg mixture, then roll in breadcrumbs mix.
Put it back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Repeat this with the rest of the potato cheese balls.
Place inside the fridge while heating the oil.
Heat peanut oil in a large pot until it reaches 175 C.
Deep-fry the potato cheese balls until golden brown.
Remove from the pot and drain excess oil by putting the balls on a paper towel.
Transfer to a serving plate.
Serve with your favorite dip.
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