Swiss Cheese Balls

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Dreamgoddess

Wonderful little appetizers from a friend at work. Prep time includes cooling time.

Top Review by TammieV

This was an easy recipe. The cheese flavor is well defined. Green onions or a touch of dry mustard might be nice in this recipe too. On thing you may want to look at however, I was unclear as to how long this should be on the heat for is it for all steps 4,5,6 and 7? I was not sure. I took it off just before I added the the egg yolk. Also I Suggest that you add the cool time into the directions..I did not see the added note about prep time in your discription so I took the dish out of the frige and started to roll very soft balls.. then discovered the harder sides and decided that it needed to cool longer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour, plus additional flour for rolling balls
  • 12 cup hot milk
  • 12 lb swiss cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • oil (for deep frying)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a sauce over medium heat, melt the butter.
  3. Stir in the 2 T flour.
  4. Add milk and stir to mix well.
  5. Add the Swiss cheese and seasonings to taste.
  6. Stir so all ingredients are well combined.
  7. Add the egg yolks and remove from the heat.
  8. Pour mixture in a 9x9" baking dish.
  9. Bake in the preheated 300 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the dish from the oven and refrigerate for 2 hours or until completely cooled.
  11. Heat oil in a deep fryer.
  12. Form balls and roll in the additional flour.
  13. Deep fry the cheese balls, a few at a time, until golden brown.
  14. Remove from hot oil and drain.

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