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Broccoli Cheese Balls – Food it

 

Broccoli Cheese Balls make delicious finger food for holiday parties or game days. Make them as an after-school snack and your kids will think you are the coolest parent ever.

                         So how to make Broccoli Cheese Balls

INGREDIENTS :

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

Method of preparation :

Steam broccoli until slightly softened. Let cool.

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

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

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

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

Place flour in a bowl.

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

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

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

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

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

Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

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