Crispy potato cheese balls with gooey, melted cheese

There are endless ways to cook potatoes, and these crispy balls filled with melted cheese are healthy, addictive and easy to prepare. Is an excellent appetizer for kids or parties, and they go well with many sauces.

This easy recipe won’t take you more than 40 minutes and is a good option if you’re craving for a crispy but cheesy snack.

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Credit:Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

Ingredients:

Makes about 20 balls

1 pound (450g) potatoes, boiled with their skin on and chilled

2 spring onions, chopped

1/2 tsp (2g) garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili flakes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2/3 cup (70g) cheddar cheese, cut in 1/2 inch (1cm) cubes

1 egg, beaten

flour

Breadcrumbs mixture

1 cup (60g) panko breadcrumbs

1/2 tsp (2g) smoked paprika

1 tbsp (15g) oil

Preparations:

1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).

2. In a large bowl mash the potatoes using a potato masher or grate using the small holes of the grater.

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

3. Add green onion, garlic powder, chili flakes, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

4. In another bowl combine panko bread crumbs with smoked paprika and oil, until oil is absorbed.

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

5. Dust your hands with flour, take about a spoon of potato mixture, flatten and add a cheese cube in the center. Wrap and form into a ball. Roll in flour, dip in egg and then roll in panko mixture, pressing if necessary to stick well. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture.

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

Youtube/Home Cooking Adventure

6. Place the ball into a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

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YouTube/Home Cooking Adventure

7. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden and crisp. Don’t overbake or the cheese will start to seep out.

8. Cool for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

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