Baked Cheese Balls With Herbs and Sesame Seeds

"Great appetizer!"
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Ready In:
40 pieces


  • 500 g fresh cheese (1 pound) or 500 g feta (1 pound)
  • 1 cup mixed aromatic herbs, finely chopped (for example mint, oregano, dill or you can also use just one herb)
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup potato, flakes (for puree)
  • salt, to taste (if using unsalted cheese)
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 -3 tablespoon wine, if necessary (if your cheese is to dry)
  • sesame seeds, for topping


  • Mash cheese with a fork.
  • Add all the other ingredients except sesame seeds.
  • Combine well.
  • Divide the mixture into 40 parts and shape into small balls.
  • Coat with sesame seeds and place on oiled baking tin.
  • Bake in moderate heat (180°C/350°F) for about 15 minutes until the sesame is slightly toasted.

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  1. These were soooo good, and so easy to put together! I thought these would burn, but they didn't. For the herbs I used parsley and dill, and they were such a nice combination with the feta cheese. I will be enjoying these again in the future.
  2. *Made for Australia/NZ Swap #82" Used parsley and dill -- dried, not fresh -- we were having a mini-blizzard ! May well have made a difference, but made the balls larger, and baked 5 minutes longer. Flavor was really good, but consistency a tad mushy. Very tasty with crackers -- and will do again according to recipe !! Thanks for posting, awalde.
  3. Wow, these were terrific little jewels of flavor. I loved them, the texture and the flavor were perfect, I was sorry that I only made half the batch. For the herb mixture I used mint and oregano and I did use a little white wine. Thank you for sharing this recipe Awalde, I will definitely be making these again. I know my son is going to love them also.
  4. Though I only tried mint as a herb, these turned out, nice, and flavorful. In my top 10 appetizers for future use. Really enjoyed these along with my neighbors. Made for Zaar Stars.


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