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5 Ingredient Crispy Smoked Gouda Cheese Balls

  • Author: Morgan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 28 balls 1x


Units Scale
  • 3 cups shredded smoked gouda (or cheese of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt, to taste (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour, or as needed
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the shredded cheese, baking powder, salt, and eggs. Then sprinkle over a bit of flour at a time and knead until a barely-sticky dough forms.
  2. Roll into small, ping-pong sized balls, keeping in mind that the cheese balls puff up a bit as they fry.
  3. Fry in a high-walled, heavy bottomed skillet or pot with nearly enough oil to cover the cheese balls until golden. Set on a paper towel lined plate briefly to absorb excess oil.
  4. Serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins