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Fried Feta Cheese Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 673kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 oz Grated graviera cheese
  • 4 oz Grated gouda cheese
  • 1 Whole egg
  • 1 Egg white
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Bread crumbs optional

Instructions

  • Take a mixing bowl and the feta cheese, graviera, gouda, and milk.
  • Using a blender, combine the mixture until you get a sticky paste-like consistency.
  • While blending, season with paprika and pepper.
  • If the texture is too runny, add some breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • Next, you need to allow the mixture to firm up. For this, cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Once the mixture is thick and nice, take it out of the fridge and roll it into balls. The preferred size is that of a golf ball, but it totally depends on you.
  • Add some flour to a plate and roll the balls into flour. Set aside the cheese balls dipped in flour for 10-15 minutes.
  • Take a deep frying pan and heat the vegetable oil to 350°F. Once hot, slowly drop the cheese balls into the frying pan. Don’t put all the balls at once but in batches. This will allow the cheese balls to cook evenly.
  • Fry the balls for 2-3 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  • Remove the fried feta cheese balls from the pan using a slotted spoon and place them over a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  • Serve hot with marinara sauce.

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Notes

If you don’t have graviera cheese at home or cannot find it at your local grocery store, you can experiment with Gruyere, Parmesan, or Romano cheeses.

Nutrition

Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 250mg | Sodium: 1800mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1005IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1009mg | Iron: 3mg