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Fried Cheese Balls on a paper towel

Fried Cheese Balls (Keto, GF, Low-Iron, Vegetarian)

Fried cheese balls. I mean, can it get any better than this!?
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 20 cheese balls
Calories 38kcal


  • 1 Cup grated mild cheese
  • 2 Tsp. almond flour
  • ¼ Tsp. salt
  • Tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 Egg whites stiffly beaten
  • ½ Cup crushed plain pork rinds
  • Cup parmesan cheese
  • Oil for frying


  • Combine the cheese, almond flour, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  • In a separate bowl combine the pork rinds and parmesan cheese.
  • Using your hands, gently stir in the egg whites.
  • Pat the mixture into small balls and roll them in the pork rind and parmesan cheese mixture until thoroughly coated.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet, when it is hot, put the balls in the pan without crowding them.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, turning so all sides become golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot or cold, with a salad or with pre-dinner drinks.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg