Broccoli Cheese Balls


These cheese and broccoli pancakes are the perfect snack or appetizer and make for great appetizers. Crunchy pastries with cheese filling and delicious broccoli? Yes please !

I've been craving something like broccoli cheesecake for ages. If you've been reading my blog long enough, you'll remember that two years ago I made these delicious cauliflower cheese pastries in honor of the ready-made pastries I often buy at a supermarket here in South Africa.

It was absolutely delicious, but I wanted to make my own version of the actual pastry that I love so much that has broccoli in a very souffle-like sauce, and in the end, I did it this weekend. And you guys, they were really good. Beautifully crunchy golden pastry flakes crumble to reveal the creamy broccoli-cheese sauce and cheese inside. he just

* Ingredients

° 1 1/2 cups full of fresh broccoli florets 
° 1 cup shredded Colby cheese 
° 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
° 4 ounces velveta, cut into small pieces 
° 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
° 2 1/4 cups panko crumbs, sliced 
° 1 egg, beaten  lightly
° 1/2 C all-purpose flour 
° 2 eggs lightly beaten vegetable or canola oil

* Instructions :

Steam broccoli until slightly softened. to calm down. Finely chop the broccoli. You need pieces to be 1/4 inch . Putting in a big bowl. Adding cheese, red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup panko crumbs, and 1 egg to a bowl with the broccoli. stir well. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls, using about 1 tablespoon for each ball. You should get 12-14. Placing balls on a plate & placing in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Putting flour in a bowl. Put the two lightly beaten eggs in another bowl and mix them in a tablespoon of water. Put the remaining 2 cups of panko crumbs in a third bowl. Pour about 2 inches of oil into a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan. The oil is heateed to 375 degr . For great results, utilize a thermometer. Removing broccoli balls from the refrigerator, coat in flour, dip in egg mixture, and coat in breadcrumbs. Fry about 4 balls at the time of cooking until golden brown on all sides. Lay it out on a plate lined with a paper towel.

Enjoy !