Easy Brazilian Cheese Puffs

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Nyteglori

There are a number of other Brazilian Cheese Puff Recipes out there but most of them use a starch and Parmesan cheese. This is a great variation that is a bit easier to make than the traditional puffs.

Top Review by Just_Ducky

Having no experience with making traditional cheese puffs I have nothing to compare to, they are easy but rather time consuming. Not sure if I perhaps I didn't beat the egg whites enough maybe but I had trouble getting it to handle like dough with the cheese so added a couple tablespoons white flour and that did the trick. I mixed old cheddar and swiss together and used corn flake crumbs instead of bread crumbs as that's what I had on hand. Two thumbs up all around once we had them served up with dinner and will definitely be making again for finger food night. I don't think I'll ever buy cheese sticks again. Thanks for the yummy recipe Nyteglori! Made and enjoyed for team Mischief Makers - ZWT #7.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12-1 cup swiss cheese, grated
  • 12 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • oil (for frying)
  • 12 cup parsley, finely chopped


  1. Beat egg whites and salt until stiff.
  2. Add enough cheese to allow mixture to be handled as dough. Roll into balls the size of a walnut. Coat with bread crumbs.
  3. Fry in hot oil, drain on paper towels.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.

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