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Keto Fried Cheese Balls

Our Homemade Keto Fried Cheese Balls made with only one and a half ingredients are going to be your next Keto Appetizer for a perfect Game Night, Super Bowl, Home Entertaining, or just a snack for your lunch box. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and perfect for Diabetics, those Cheese Puffs Balls will be great Crispy Cheddar Bites whenever needed. 

Keto Fried Cheese Balls served with greens
Keto Fried Cheddar Cheese Balls

Simple Cheese Recipes

Cheese, O My, Cheese. We all love it. We all use it, and in our lifestyle, cheese is a crucial ingredient in recipe development. 
What I love the most is that you can make various cheese snacks or bites with only pure cheese and maybe an additional one to two ingredients. 

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Just look at our Keto Popcorn, Cheese Pops, Cheese Puffs, or a Moon cheese as some call it, made with only cheese. Our Keto Goldfish Crackers made the same as Keto Popcorn cheese pops above, just with different shapes and cheese.

Next in the line are Cheese Chips made again with cheese only and a few herbs, pickles, or olives.Cheese Bacon Chips made with two different cheese types, and a bit of bacon will be one of your favorite. Crispy Keto Chaffle Chips comes next in line, again made with only pure cheese. 

But what I can not forget to mention is my childhoods favorite, cheesy keto bread bites aka pagaciky.
I so much love those super simple Cheese snack recipes. And there will never be enough of them. 

Cheddar Cheese Balls

With our recipe, you will learn how to make cheese balls, how to fry cheese, and how to make deep-fried cheese balls. 
Today I will be introducing you to the super simple, already famous, close to the Cheddar Cheese Balls recipe you all will realize is needed. 


Our Keto Fried Cheddar Cheese Balls are very close in looks to the Korean Cheese Balls or Bolitas de Queso, ever so famous in Latin Amerika. With one tiny difference.No flour involved, No starch involved, and no bread crumbs either.

Easy Cheese Balls Recipe

Our Homemade Cheese Balls recipe is pure cheese with half an extra ingredient.
That half ingredient is an egg white, which will hold everything together while frying. 

Cheese Puff Balls ready to serve
Homemade Cheese Balls

Types of Cheese Balls

If you go through uncle google, you will realize various recipes under the name cheese balls. 
There are the once, where you just have a kind of cheese spread similar to our Cheese Dip and shape it into balls, either mini or one whole big Christmas ball. 


But there are four distinctive Cheese balls recipes that look almost identical but are made differently from the inside. 

  1. The whole Cheese wrapped in bread crumbs is cheese cubes covered in breadcrumbs. 
  2. Fried Mozzarella Balls – mini mozzarella balls coated and fried
  3. Shredded Cheese mixed with flour and dipped in whisked eggs and breadcrumbs
  4. Our recipe – Pure shredded cheese of your choice gently folding in with whisked egg white and fried

How to Use Egg Whites in Fried Cheese balls?

I would like to point out this step as it makes a difference whether you whisk your egg whites before and gently fold them into the shredded cheese or pour liquid egg whites in.
While both options are ok and will still make your easy-fried cheese balls delicious, there is a difference in taste.
Whisked and gently folded egg white gives you a more fluffy consistency. Not whisked eggs on the other side will result in more of a liquid cheese mixture inside the fried balls. 
It depends on your liking what process you choose. 

How many calories are in fried cheese balls?

From our recipe, you get 13 balls, out of which each ball is 23 calories only.

How many carbs are in Fried Cheese Balls?

The whole recipe contains only 2 grams of carbohydrates total. 
That is awesome. 
One ball has got 0 carbohydrates total.

Can you Air Fry Cheese Balls?

You can certainly make those Cheese balls in an Air Fryer, but with slightly different results.
I have made a complete full recipe for you, where I have used a different type of cheese. 

For me, making this recipe in an Air fryer resulted more in cheese puffs, where the exact puffy balls did not happen. But as per my daughters, they preferred the air fryer option slightly more. 

What type of Cheese to use for fried Cheese Balls?

Making fried cheese balls, you can use any type of hard cheese. Just make sure you shred your cheese at home.
The store-bought already shredded cheese contains various types of starch for the shreds to stay separated, and this particular recipe will not give you that gooeyness pure melted cheese does. 

Cheese For Frying

You can use as examples: 

  • Gouda
  • Parmesan
  • Edam
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Monterey Jack
  • Goat Cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Mozzarella
  • Halloumi
  • Queso Blanco
  • Paneer

One great idea is to combine various types of hard cheeses to give you that extra unique flavor you like.

How to Fry Cheese balls in a bowl
Cheese Puff Balls

 Favorite Sauce for dipping

Making our Keto Cheese Balls is a great idea for either your Brunch, Game night, party appetizers, Super Bowl, or simply a snack in the evening.With this in mind, we can not skip various keto sauces you can serve this excellent dish with. 
Pick from those: 

Cheese Balls Variations

With our basic Low Carb cheese balls recipe in mind, you can also alternate adding various spices or ingredients you choose. As an example, you can add:

  • Red pepper flakes
  • Various Herbs
  • Crushed Pork Rinds
  • Spices
  • Panko
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Shredded Nuts
  • Curry
  • Garlic Powder
  • Keto Bread Crumbs

How To Make Keto Fried Cheese Balls

Kitchen Gadgets needed:

Cheese Balls Ingredients needed:

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Egg White

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE FRIED CHEESE BALLS

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare all of your ingredients.
Egg whites should be at room temperature to get the best-whipped texture you can. 
You should shred your cheese at home to avoid the additional starches in the store-bought pre-shredded cheese variations. 

Fried Cheese Balls with Shredded Cheese ingredients needed
Fried Cheese Balls

Second Step: Whisk Egg Whites

Start with whisking your egg whites.
Make sure your egg white is whisked fully until you get a stiff peak.
There is also an option where you can skip whisking your egg white and use a typical liquid egg white mixed together with your shredded cheese.
The difference is in the structure of the fried balls, where without whisking the egg whites, the cheeseballs will be a little more liquid from inside.
Some might prefer that, and it is entirely OK to skip this step.

Cheese Balls whisking egg whites
Fried Cheese Balls with Shredded Cheese

Third Step: Add egg whites into the shredded Cheese

Add your whisk egg whites into the shredded cheese.

How To Make Cheese Balls adding egg whites
Cheese Balls

Fourth Step: Fold in the egg whites.

Gently start folding your egg whites into the shredded cheese using a fork or a spoon.
Make sure all shredded cheese is thoroughly combined with your whisked egg whites.
You can also store the mixture in the refrigerator for about an hour to get your Keto cheese balls to be shaped easier.

Easy Cheese Balls Recipe mixing egg whites in
How To Make Cheese Balls

Fifth Step: Shape Balls

In this step, we start shaping the cheese balls.
For me, it was the easiest using my hands.
Make sure you shape your fried cheese balls small as they double in size while frying.

Crispy Cheddar Bites shaping
Easy Cheese Balls Recipe

Sixth Step: Fry

Heat your vegetable oil, and once hot, gently place cheese balls one by one into the frying pot.
Make sure there is a space in between, as you will have to keep turning the balls all the time to get the best shape.

Deep Fried Cheese turning while frying
Crispy Cheddar Bites

Seventh Step: Take out

Once you see your fried cheeseballs have got a beautiful shape and a golden brown color, using your fork, gently remove them from oil and place them on the kitchen paper towel to get rid of that extra oil.
You can serve it immediately or store it for later.

Homemade Cheese Balls frying
Deep Fried Cheese

Tips and Tricks:

  • Egg Whites – whisked egg whites give you more of a fluffy structure of fried balls from inside, while not whisked egg whites get you more liquid consistency.
  • Type of Cheese – you can use any hard cheese you desire for this recipe  
  • Refrigerate – the mixture for 45 minutes for better shaping and frying
  • Shape – shape your balls small. Remember, while frying, they double in size.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Can you make Cheese balls in advance?

You can, without any doubt, prepare those fried cheese balls in advance. The shape will stay for days to come.

Fried Cheddar Cheese Balls with sticks
How to Fry Cheese

Can you make Fried Cheese Balls in an Air Fryer?

You can prepare fried cheese balls in an air fryer, but the shape might change slightly. I have made a separate post with a different cheese called Cheese Puffs you can look at. 

How to store fried cheese balls?

Store your Fried cheese balls in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can you freeze fried cheese balls?

You can freeze those fried cheese balls without the problem. Make sure while unfreezing, you let them thaw naturally in your fridge as they might change the shape, and the balls might flatten a bit. 

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Fried Cheese Balls in a bowl with parsley
Keto Fried Cheese Balls

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Yield: 13 Balls

Keto Fried Cheese Balls

Keto Fried Cheese Balls served with greens

Our Homemade Keto Fried Cheese Balls made with only one and a half ingredients are going to be your next Keto Appetizer for a perfect Game Night, Super Bowl, Home Entertaining, or just a snack for your lunch box. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and perfect for Diabetics, those Cheese Puffs Balls will be great Crispy Cheddar Bites whenever needed. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 grams shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Egg White

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of your ingredients. Egg whites should be at room temperature to get the best-whipped texture you can. 
  2. Start with whisking your egg whites. Make sure your egg white is whisked fully until you get a stiff peak.
  3. Add your whisk egg whites into the shredded cheese.
  4. Gently start folding your egg whites into the shredded cheese using a fork or a spoon.
  5. In this step, we start shaping the cheese balls. Make sure you shape your fried cheese balls small as they double in size while frying.
  6. Heat your vegetable oil, and once hot, gently place cheese balls one by one into the frying pot.
  7. Once you see your fried cheeseballs have got a beautiful shape and a golden brown color, using your fork, gently remove them from oil and place them on the kitchen paper towel to get rid of that extra oil.

Notes

  • Egg Whites - whisked egg whites give you more of a fluffy structure of fried balls from inside, while not whisked egg whites get you more liquid consistency.
  • Type of Cheese - you can use any hard cheese you desire for this recipe  
  • Refrigerate - the mixture for 45 minutes for better shaping and frying
  • Shape - shape your balls small. Remember, while frying, they double in size.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

13

Serving Size

1 Ball

Amount Per Serving Calories 23Total Fat 1gCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gProtein 3g

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Wednesday 20th of April 2022

[…] our easy to make Oven Baked Keto Cheese Chips or Fried Cheese Balls are perfect as […]

Ann Bartholomew

Sunday 6th of February 2022

There is no clickable link for the Cheese Puffs recipe...

Zuzana

Sunday 6th of February 2022

Sorry Ann,

The post is comming in a while. Still working on perfecting it even better.

judie lambert

Sunday 6th of February 2022

Sorry…DON’T see recipe for airfryer.

Zuzana

Sunday 6th of February 2022

Coming in a while. Working on making it even more delicious

judie lambert

Sunday 6th of February 2022

I do see the air fryer recipe for cheese puffs

Zuzana

Sunday 6th of February 2022

On its way :)

Mary

Saturday 5th of February 2022

Can you use a different oil for frying these? They sound delicious

Zuzana

Saturday 5th of February 2022

They are really super delicious Mary. And of course, you can use whatever oil you re used to for frying.

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