Crunchy Fried Cheese Balls Recipe Has That String Pull We All Love by 30Seconds Food

Crunchy Fried Cheese Balls Recipe Has That String Pull We All Love

Americans love their comfort food. According to a recent study, Americans are three times more likely to pick comfort food over gourmet meals to eat the rest of their lives. Topping that list in No. 2 position is mozzarella sticks. We get it. There's nothing quite like that a long string pull after biting into a hot, ooey gooey fried cheese stick.

We have another take on fried cheese: fried cheese balls. Why not? They are simply fried mozzarella sticks in bite-sized form. To make these cheesy fried mozzarella cheese balls you will need mozzarella cheese sticks, eggs, milk, flour, dried Italian breadcrumbs and vegetable oil, for frying. The cheese sticks are cut into bite-sized pieces, go through the dredging station and are quickly pan-fried until golden brown, crisp and melted.

Serve these fried mozzarella cheese balls as an appetizer or snack with marinara sauce, ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce, add them to your salads or serve them as a fun side dish for dinner

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 50


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Recipe Notes

  • Do not overcrowd the pan when frying the cheese balls. Not only will you not get the crispiest cheese balls, but they could stick together.
  • You could use cheddar cheese sticks instead of mozzarella for a change.
  • Try different flavors of breadcrumbs like garlic and herb or use plain and add your own seasonings.
  • Store any leftover cheese balls in an airtight container in the fridge.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a mixing bowl. Put the flour into a second mixing bowl and the breadcrumbs into a third bowl. 
  2. Dip each piece of mozzarella into the flour, then into the egg and finish with the breadcrumbs. Set them onto a piece of parchment paper. Repeat until all the cheese has been coated.
  3. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet to 350 degrees F. Cook the cheese in batches (do not overcrowd the pan) until golden brown on both sides, about 30 seconds per side. Remove to a paper towel. Repeat with remaining cheese. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 38

Total Fat: 1.6g

Saturated Fat: 0.8g

Cholesterol: 18mg

Sodium: 55mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.3g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 0.2g

Protein: 2.6g

Vitamin D: 1mcg

Calcium: 12mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 12mg

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Elisa Schmitz
What is it about that string pull that we can't get enough of? Such amazing comfort food. Bring it on!

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