Paula's Fried Butter Balls

Total Time:
2 hr 25 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
about 30 balls
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • Peanut oil, for frying
Directions
  • Cream the butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper together with an electric mixer until smooth. Using a very small ice cream scoop, or melon baller, form 1-inch balls of butter mixture and arrange them on a parchment or waxed paper lined sheet pan. Freeze until solid. Coat the frozen balls in flour, egg, and then bread crumbs and freeze again until solid.

  • When ready to fry, preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

  • Fry balls for 10 to 15 seconds until just light golden. Drain on paper towels before serving.


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