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Potato Cheese Balls

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Today we are showing you how to make our favorite potato cheese balls! We all love easy recipes, in fact, the easiest recipes are always the ones we tend to make most of the time. These potato cheese balls only take 30 minutes to prepare and we love to serve them with this delicious homemade ranch dipping sauce

Together, they make the ideal snack or side dish all year round! 
Here we pan-fried the potato balls into avocado oil using a high-quality cast-iron skillet. However, you can totally bake these potato cheese balls into a 400°F (200°C) oven if you wish to make a healthier version of this recipe.

Bon appétit!


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Prep time: 15 mins / Cook time: 50 mins / Servings: 7 large potato balls

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Potato Cheese Balls

1 - Russet potato

2 tbsp (15g) - All-purpose flour

To taste - Pepper

To taste - Himalayan salt

½ - Nutmeg (freshly grated)

Mozzarella pearl

1 - Egg

1 tbsp (15ml) - Milk


All-purpose flour

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We advise that you prepare all the above ingredients before starting.

You will typically need: a scale, measuring cups, mixing bowls.


Potato Cheese Balls

1 - Fill up a saucepan (or like us a saucier pan) with water, add the potato in and bring to a boil. Boil the potato until fully cooked. A fork or table knife should go through the potato easily without resistance.

Tip: All-Clad is the gold standard for professional quality stainless steel cookware. If you want to learn more about All-Clad, check out our detailed article "The Ultimate Buyer's Guide To All-Clad".

For more recommended bakeware and cookware, check out our article: "The Best Non-Toxic Pots & Pans: Our Must-Have Cookware List". 

2 - Use cooking tongs to remove the potato from the boiling water. Transfer it to a clean bowl, and set it aside until completely cooled.

Tip: We store our ingredients in these mixing bowls and mini glass bowls from Duralex while cooking. We love Duralex for their quality products and low prices!

3 - Use a small knife to peel the potato and cut it into chunks in the mixing bowl. Next, mash it using a potato masher and add flour, salt, and pepper to it.

Tip: We love these GrandTies knives and recommend this quality kit for home and professional chefs. They are made from high-carbon stainless steel and are very versatile. Check out our detailed product review video for more information. 

4 - Grate half a nutmeg into the mashed potato using a microplane zester and mix everything together using a silicone spatula until well combined.

5 - Scoop about 1 tbsp of the mashed potato mixture into your hand and flatten it with your finger. Place a piece of mozzarella in the middle and fold the potato mixture over the cheese to seal it in. Smooth the edges and place the potato cheese balls on a plate. Finally, transfer the plate into the freezer for about 1 hour.

6 - Mix the egg and milk into a clean bowl and set it aside. Finally, add some flour and breadcrumbs into 2 separate bowls.

7 - Using the "dry hand / wet hand" method: grab one potato ball with your dry hand and coat it with flour. Transfer the potato ball into the egg mixture and coat it with the egg mixture using your wet hand. Transfer the potato ball into the bread crumbs with your wet hand and coat it with bread crumbs using your dry hand. Coat with a second layer of egg and breadcrumbs and set it aside. Repeat for all potato cheese balls.

8 - Add some cooking oil to the bottom of a cast-iron skillet and preheat it on medium heat for a couple of minutes. We love to use avocado oil for all our pan-fried recipes. It doesn't have much flavor and has a higher smoking point, which makes it a good option for cooking.

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9 - When the oil is hot, add the potato balls and allow them to cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

10 - Use a silicone spatula (or a turner spatula) to retrieve the potato cheese balls from the skillet and transfer them to a cooling rack to allow the excess oil to drain.

11 - Enjoy!

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Disclaimer: baking/cooking times vary according to each appliance. Make sure to always control halfway through for success.

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