- 300 g cheese
- 200 g telemea
- 2 eggs
- 5 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
If the cheese is highly prized at home, or if you have to prepare a plate with appetizers and you want to give up the classic version of cheese slices and find a more attractive and tastier way of presentation, you can consider the option of cheese croquettes.
On the list of cheese recipes, these appetizer cheese balls are very popular because they are easy to eat and have a soft, fluffy, slightly aerated consistency. Children, in particular, love any kind of cheese balls, so it would be a good idea to test the recipe even if you have a whimsical junior to eat.
Here is what the cheese croquette recipe looks like, in a few words.
Cheese and telemeau are put on the small grater. If you do not have telemea at hand, you can use only cheese, but in this case, the balls become a little drier after cooling. In addition, a fatty cream gives them an extra flavor.
Over the finely grated cheese, add the two eggs, along with the egg whites and yolks, which mix well until they are "lost" in the composition. After incorporation, add flour and baking powder and knead by hand until you get a ball of dough, soft and slightly sticky. It is very important to add a little flour, to get the right consistency; Depending on how wet the telemeau is, an extra or minus spoon may be needed.
The dough obtained is shaped in the form of balls, of the desired size. Some people prefer to make these small cheese balls so that they can be eaten in one bite; others make them a little bigger, to bite twice out of them, and to "pull" less oil when frying.
The classic method is to fry the cheese balls in a hot oil bath. But you can also use a suitable electric pan or you can try the recipe for baked cheese balls, much more dietary.
An important advantage of this recipe is that it can be prepared in the version with fasting cheese, so that you can enjoy it at any time of the year. If you prefer them less salty, you can adapt the included cheeses and use recipes with cheese and cheese, for example.
Another recipe that is very successful and that is just an adapted version of it is that of cheese balls with potatoes. You can remove the telemeau from the list of ingredients, but you will add 500 g of potatoes that you boil in the peel, then clean them and mash them with butter.
Then proceed as a simple recipe, based on cheese: add grated cheese and eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and finally fry potato balls with cheese in an oil bath.