Would you like to serve your guests a different snack than chips or cubes of cheese? Then try these Antillean cheese balls! This snack will rarely be missed at a party in the Antilles. The great thing about this dish is that you only need a few ingredients, because it mainly consists of egg, cheese and a little flour. Tip: prepare a lot of them and freeze the raw balls. This way you always have fresh and unique snacks at home.
Step 1. Make the Dough
Beat the eggs and mix in the grated cheese.
Then add the flour little by little. Add the baking powder and salt and pepper to taste. Knead everything well.
Does the dough still feel too wet? Then add a little bit of flour (not too much, because it should taste mainly like cheese). Does the dough feel too dry? Then add a little water.
Let the dough rest for a while. In the meantime, read Rychell's story about the Antillean food culture!
Step 2. Form and fry the balls
Form small balls of the dough. The balls eventually get bigger, because the dough expands due to the baking powder.
Heat the sunflower oil in a deep pan until it is very hot.
Fry the balls until they have a nice golden yellow color. Keep your eye on it because it can go really fast.
Rychell has both Indonesian and Antillean roots. These food cultures are more similar than you might initially think. Rychell tells you more about it.
For 20 cheese balls:
500 grams grated mature cheese
50 grams of flour
1 tsp baking powder
Sunflower oil (for deep-frying the balls)
Pinch of salt
Black pepper to taste
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