Cheese Bites

  • 26/07/2006
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 20 min

This quick and easy meal idea is perfect for birthday parties or similar occasions.

Ingredients

  • 250 g Edam cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 30 g wheat flour
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder
  • oil for cooking
  • Coating:
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g flour
  • 50 g bread crumbs

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Mix the egg, Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder, pepper and finely grated cheese. Sprinkle the flour and mix well.
  2. 2.
    From the mixture, create small balls (the mixture should make around 16 balls).
  3. 3.
    Coat each ball in flour, egg and finally in bread crumbs.
  4. 4.
    Fry in hot oil.

Serving

Serve with cold buttermilk, yoghurt, sour cream or even mayonnaise.

Tip

A selection of different types of cheeses can be used.

Little secret

Ensure the temperature of the oil is hot, but not too hot.
In cool oil the mixture will break apart and cheese will seep out, and in too hot oil the outside of the balls will burn, leaving the middle still raw.
It is also important that you only cook 4 or 5 balls at the time, not more.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 486 / 2.031 - -
Fat g 32,31 - -
Carbohydrates g 25,85 - -
Dietary fibre g 0,97 - -
Protein g 22,43 - -
Sodium g 2,34 0 0
Vitamin A μg 732,32 18 15
Vitamin D μg 37,28 19 19
Vitamin E mg 9,95 45 45
Niacin mg 6,59 47 33
Potassium mg 202,81 5 5
Calcium mg 502,62 50 50
Phosphorous mg 420,27 53 53

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)