Broccoli Cheese Balls!!!

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Broccoli Cheese Balls are crispy on the outside with 3 kinds of gooey melted cheese and fresh broccoli on the inside. Make a great appetizer…

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Ingredients  [ For 2 to 4 people ]    [   Preparation time : 55 minute  –  Cooking time : 20 minutes  ]

  • 1 1/2 heaping cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces Velveeta, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/4 cups Panko crumbs, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable or Canola oil

Preparation Method

  1. Steam broccoli until slightly softened. Let cool.

  2. Finely chop broccoli. You want the pieces to be 1/4-inch or less. Place in a large bowl.

  3. Add cheese, red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup Panko crumbs, and 1 egg to bowl with broccoli. Stir well.

  4. Use your hands to shape mixture into balls using about a rounded tablespoon for each ball. You should get 12-14.

  5. Place balls on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  6. Place flour in a bowl.

  7. Place the 2 lightly beaten eggs in a second bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon water.

  8. Place remaining 2 cups Panko crumbs in a third bowl.

  9. Pour about 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot. Heat oil to 375 degrees. For best results use a thermometer.

  10. Remove broccoli balls from the refrigerator, coat in flour, dip in egg mixture, and then coat in Panko crumbs. 

  11. Fry about 4 balls at a time cooking until golden brown on all sides.

  12. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

     

 

Enjoy it!!

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