Fried cheese balls are a delicious appetizer, snack, or side dish for any occasion. My family got addicted to a popular fast food restaurant's version, which are called cheese curds. They were pretty pricey from there, so I came up with my own recipe, which cost much less, and taste much better. They are super easy, and quick. Try them out for a super bowl party, cocktail party, or any time you crave a fried snack. You are going to love them.
What you need:
* Block cheese like colby, colby-jack, cheddar, or pepper jack.
* 2 eggs
* Salt and pepper to taste
* Bread crumbs
* Oil to fry
Step 1. Cut your block of cheese up into bite-size chunks.
Step 2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them with a fork until they get a little fluffy. Add a little salt and pepper to the eggs.
Step 3. Measure out about 2 cups of plain bread crumbs into a separate bowl. you can also season these with salt and pepper if you want. You could also substitute panko bread crumbs if you prefer. They are a little bit lighter and more crisp.
Step 4. Dip the cheese chunks into the egg mixture first, then roll it in the bread crumbs until well coated.
Step 5. Carefully drop them into your hot oil and watch them carefully. Only let them fry until they are golden brown. If you let them fry too long, the cheese will start to pop out of the crust. I use a fry daddy junior, so it just fries at a set temperature. If you heat your own oil on the stovetop in a pan, it should be at about 360 degrees. Make sure the oil is deep enough to cover the whole cheese popper.
Step 6. Remove them when they are golden brown and place them on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
Step 7. Don't let them cool too long. Serve them while they are hot.