OH MY GOSH, this pandemic is turning my one daughter into one amazing chef and baker and crafter. This breaded cheese balls recipe is her latest creation. Ever since the pandemic started here, my oldest has been baking and cooking like mad.
The time, she’s turned her hand to creating some scrumptious meals and appetizers lately too. These breaded cheese balls are my favourite snack so far.
This breaded cheese balls recipe is super simple too. Basically it’s grated cheese and egg, flour and bread crumbs. I mean, that’s a super simple concept. All you need for this is a frying pan and a bowl and lots of cheese. I may try another variation at some point soon to see if I can perfect them, with her help of course, for the air fryer too.
Five Ingredient Gooey Breaded Cheese Balls
In my world, when we bake or cook with cheese, we are forever looking for that perfect cheese pull. This was pretty close to a perfect cheese pull with these yummy snacks.
It all Starts with Cheese
Start with the cheese and get grating it. Oh hey, by the way this week I read something about a cheese issue – as in France has too much good cheese to sell and some may go to waste because of the pandemic and the restaurants that are not yet open. So, grab some of that cheese if you are at the grocery store. I mean, it’s your duty as a cheese lover, right?
Begin with Mozzarella
See below for the in process shots. These were so good, ooey gooey and the ideal snack food. You can vary the cheese up, if you want, but make sure to start with mozzarella of course.
Bread them and make sure to use enough egg and flour.
You need to heat up a frying pan.
Last week, I posted these air fryer Mozzarella cheese sticks. So tasty and easy to make. Plus, I love my air fryer. It is a great appliance. But, honestly, I love these even more. Here’s a quick cheese balls recipe to make on your own and share with your own family as a treat.
Easy Breaded Cheese Balls Appetizer
- frying pan
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup asiago cheese grated
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- Grate the cheese and put in one bowl
- Crack egg and beat it lightly
- Dust flour on a plate
- Put bread crumbs into a bowl
- Roll the cheese into a ball and dip each ball into flour lightly first
- Add the balls each to the egg
- Dip and roll coating in breadcrumbs
- In a warm pan with a small amount of vegetable oil heat the cheese balls and cook for about 5 minutes, on low – medium heat until brown.
- Serve with marinara sauce. Enjoy!
Serve With a Side Of…
Breaded cheese balls can be served with whatever dip you like, but my favourite is marinara actually. These are tiny and scrumptious. The perfect little appetizer or lunch time snack.