Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Starter / Snack: Potato Cheese Ball

Fried snacks never fail in attracting me towards them. During one of our team lunch, I had these jalapeno cheese balls at Prost ( new restaurant in Kormangala). They were crispy from outside with melting cheese inside them...  mmmm...  it was yumm.

I wanted to try them at home and got the chance in the same week, as my younger sister was coming to our home. So, I did all the preparations in advance, so that I can spend more time with her and less in kitchen... sister's talk a lot .. you know.. :). I prepared same for evening snacks for kids during my home visit and it was an instant hit at home. I think all kids love potato and are never conscious or afraid of gaining weight.Love childhood!

Sorry, I do not have nay picture as before camera is ready to say cheese these cheese balls get disappear.


  • 6-7 boiled potatoes
  • 5-6 white/brown bread slices
  • Grated mozrella/ cheddar cheese
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp chopped coriander( optional)
  • 4 tsp sweet corns (optional)
  • Oil for deep frying.

Step by step process:

  • Take boiled potatoes, add bread slices in a bowl and mash them properly.
  • Add salt as per taste and mix it well.
  • Divide potato mix in equal portions and make small balls.
  • Make a small hole in the potato ball and add some grated cheese.
  • Roll it once again to make sure cheese is not coming out.
  • Let them cool for an hour in refrigerator.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Deep fry until light brown and crispy.
  • Serve them with cheese dip or mint chutney.

  • Roll potato ball in bread crumbs before frying this will make this extra crispy. 
  • You can add boiled veggies like carrot, beans or sweet corn in the potato mix.

You can serve them as starter or enjoy them as evening snack with evening cup of tea. Also, you can make them in advance and can deep fry these potato cheese balls when your guests arrive. By doing this you not only save time  but get plenty of time to spend with your lovely guests and family during those special moments.

Keep cooking and enjoy life!