Bolitas de Queso are so delicious and so easy to make. With this recipe, you can create it with ingredients you probably already have in your home.
Bolitas de queso or fried cheese balls are the perfect appetizers and can be fried or bake.
What is a good cheese to use to make bolitas de queso?
You can make this fried cheese ball recipe with your favorite cheese. I have seen recipes using such cheese as:
- Monterrey Jack
- Queso Fresco
- Gouda Cheese
What to serve with fried cheese balls?
You can serve bolitas de queso with any sauce you preferred. For us Hispanic, we love mayoketchup sauce.
Can you freeze Bolitas de Queso or Deep-Fried Cheese Balls?
Yes, you can freeze Deep Fried Cheese balls. After you have coated the bolitas de queso with breadcrumbs, flash freeze them or until hard and place them inside a freezer-friendly container or bag. I personally keep them there for a month.
To cook the frozen bolitas de queso simply fry them without thawing them, and they will be fine!
How to Deep Fry Fried Cheese Balls?
I know that deep-frying may seem scary at first, but it's straightforward to do. Just fill a small pot with vegetable oil (it's easier to use a small pot, so you don't need that much oil to fill it).
You want it to be full enough that it completely covers your cheese balls. Then just let it heat over medium heat for around 6 minutes, so it's hot enough to cook the cheese balls evenly.
How to reheat Bolitas de Queso?
Bolitas de Queso is best served when just fried, but if you need to reheat them, just place in the oven, spray with a bit of oil and bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. That should make them crispy again.
Again, use any cheese you like or have on hand and serve by themselves or with a dipping sauce.
How to Make Bolitas de Queso
What are the ingredients to make Bolitas de Queso?
To make fried cheese balls you are going to need:
- shredded cheese, mozzarella, and cheddar or any cheese you prefer
- Vegetable oil
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Now that you have the ingredients, let's take these fried cheese balls.
Using a large bowl, add the egg, salt, and paprika and mix.
Once you mix the ingredients above, add the shredded cheese. Again, mix the ingredients.
Very slowly, add the flour and mix until you have a soft dough.
Once your dough is ready, scoop 1 Tablespoon of dough and form it into a small ball.
After you form the ball, coat it with breadcrumbs and place it in a tray.
Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
Once you are completed with this process, place the tray in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Using a small pot, heat it over medium heat.
Once the oil is hot, add the cheeseballs and fry for around 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Remove from the pot and place it on a plate with a paper towel.
Your Bolitas de Quesos are ready to serve!
Bolitas de Queso Recipe
Now that you know how to make these simple fried cheese balls, it is time to print the recipe with the exact measurements.
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- 2 Cups shredded cheese, mozzarella, and cheddar or favorite cheese
- 1 Egg
- 4 Tbsp flour
- Pinch of salt
- ½ Tsp paprika
- ½ Cup breadcrumbs
- Vegetable oil
- In a bowl, mix the egg with salt and paprika. Add shredded cheese. Slowly incorporate the flour and mix until you have a soft dough.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and form a small ball. Coat with breadcrumbs and place in a tray. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
- Take to the fridge and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Heat vegetable oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add cheese balls and cook for around 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
- Remove from oil and pat dry with a paper towel.
Bolitas de Queso are best served when just baked but if you need to
reheat them just place in the oven, spray with a bit of oil and bake for 8
minutes at 350 degrees.
You can even preheat them on an Air Fryer 400 for about 4 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.