Broccoli Cheese Balls

Broccoli Cheese Balls


These cheesy, deep fried broccoli snacks are so tasty, and great for parties. Everyone loves them.
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 10
Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

5 cups vegetable oil for frying
1 (16 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 ½ cups dry bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Step 1 Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2 Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with 1 cup boiling water. Return to a boil. Cook covered until firm but tender, about 5 minutes.
Step 3 In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the Cheddar cheese. Mix in the broccoli. Allow the mixture to cool and thicken approximately 15 minutes.
Step 4 In a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture onto a large piece of wax paper.
Step 5 Form the broccoli cheese mixture into balls and roll in the bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated.
Step 6 Deep fry the balls until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Note
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving: 441 calories; protein 17.6g; carbohydrates 30g; fat 28.1g; cholesterol 47.5mg; sodium 568.3mg.