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Do you love cheese? I mean, who doesn’t. One huge reason why I dislike the paleo diet is the huge lack of cheese. I eat it with nearly every meal. This holiday season, we are having friends over for Boxing Day and I decided it was high time I tackled frying cheese.
After picking up some Kraft Natural Cheese Chunk in Colby Jack from Walmart (I saved $1.00 on two and you can too!), I headed home to get to cooking. While Boxing Day isn’t for a few days, I figured I should practice. But it turns out, these are so fast and easy, no practice is needed!
Okay, so let’s get started! All you need is your favorite variety of Kraft Natural Cheese Chunk. I like Colby Jack because of the blend of cheeses but any flavor will do. You also need panko bread crumbs, pepper, salt, dried oregano, paprika, and 2 eggs.
Once you cube your cheese, set up an assembly line. You’ll need to dip the cheese in the egg and then into the panko crumbs. Let the cubes rest on a wire rack for 5 minutes before repeating the process for a second coat. Place the cubes in the freezer for 30 minutes and heat up your peanut oil. Once the oil is hot, gently spoon your cubes into the oil and fry for 5-7 minutes. The panko should get golden brown and the cheese should be all nice and melty.
This recipe uses the 8 ounce package and made about 16 balls, they are nice and bite-sized and totally delicious. They are on my party favor must make list for sure!
Fried Cheese Balls
What you need:
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons of the following: pepper, salt, dried oregano, paprika
1 8-ounce package of Kraft Natural Cheese Chunk, Colby Jack
peanut oil for frying
What you do:
1. Cube your cheese. Add your spices to the bread crumbs and mix. Place 2 eggs in a bowl and beat slightly.
2. Coat your cheese in egg and then bread crumbs.
3. Let the cheese rest for 5 minutes and repeat the coating process.
4. Freeze cheese balls for 30 minutes.
5. Heat peanut oil and fry the balls for 5-7 minutes.
How will you save with Kraft this holiday season? What will you make?