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Cheesy Potato Balls

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Discover a delightful twist on a classic ingredient with these Cheesy Potato Balls. This recipe is a testament to the versatility of potatoes, transforming them into a dish that’s both comforting and exciting. The combination of creamy cheese encased in a crispy potato shell makes for a perfect bite every time. It’s an easy and quick way to bring a smile to your family’s faces, proving that sometimes, the simplest ingredients can be elevated into something extraordinary.

Whether you’re looking for a new side dish, a party snack, or just a way to spice up your dinner routine, these Cheesy Potato Balls are the answer. They’re a crowd-pleaser that appeals to all ages, making them a reliable go-to for any cook. With their golden exterior and molten cheese center, they promise to be a highlight on any table. So, roll up your sleeves and let’s dive into making this deliciously cheesy treat that’s sure to become a new favorite.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams of potatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 125 grams of flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • 90 ml milk
  • 150 grams of cheese, cut into small cubes
  • Breadcrumbs, for coating

Tips:

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  • Chill the potato balls in the fridge for 30 minutes before coating to ensure the batter spreads easily.
  • For an extra crispy crust, double dip the potato balls in egg and then breadcrumbs.

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Potatoes: Peel and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Boil in salted water until tender, then drain.
  2. Make the Potato Dough: While still hot, mash the potatoes. Add a pinch of salt, the flour, and mix well to form a dough.
  3. Prepare the Batter: In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk. Gradually add 125 grams of flour, whisking until smooth.
  4. Form the Potato Balls: Grease your hands with vegetable oil. Take a spoonful of potato dough, press a cube of cheese into the center, and form into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and cheese.
  5. Coat the Potato Balls: Roll each ball in the batter, then in breadcrumbs for a crispy coating. For a thicker crust, dip again in the egg mixture and then in breadcrumbs.
  6. Fry: Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pan. Fry the potato balls, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy, about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Serve: Enjoy these cheesy potato balls hot, with your favorite dipping sauce or as a delicious side dish.

Prep Time: 45 minutes (including chilling) | Cooking Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

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