Homemade Cheese Balls

Homemade Cheese Balls

Play with the ingredients in this recipe. Use different cheeses, add jalapeno, add crumbled bacon, some chipolte, use only cheese but mix in smoked provolone, smoked gouda and cheddar, add chopped shrimp, crab or lobster to make a seafood ball.. etc.

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) real butter
1-2 green onions, chopped
1/4 c flour (I used a hard white wheat I ground myself this time)
1 c milk
1 c mozzarella, shredded
1/2 c cheddar, shredded

1/2 c flour, extra for tossing with the cheese
oil for frying

Combine the shredded cheeses and extra flour in a bowl. Set aside.

Heat the butter in a saucepan, add green onions, cook briefly until soft and add the flour. Whisk until bubbling, stir in milk and heat until it thickens.

Combine the flour/milk mixture with the cheeses in a bowl. Stir until blended and let cool.

Form the mixture into small balls. (Roll in some panko crumbs if you wish.)

When all the balls are formed, heat your oil. Deep fry the cheese balls in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

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