artisan cheesE balls
Ingredients for 4 people:
40 gr of butter
Delicious artisan cheese balls from Teruel.
Preparation:To make the dough for the balls, melt the butter in a saucepan. When it begins to melt, add 75g of flour. Let it cook a little bit for the white sauce without allowing it to brown then, gradually add hot milk, stirring constantly so that you don't get any lumps.
Add a little nutmeg, salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste.
When you've done that, add the grated cheese from Aragon, and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Then let the dough chill, covered with a cloth, for 2 to 3 hours.
After the 2 or 3 hours, take small portions of the dough and shape them into balls.
To prepare the batter for the ball, mix one egg yolk with 75 grams of flour, 8 tablespoons of water, salt and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. When well mixed, add an egg white. And stir everything together.
Roll the balls in the batter and fry in a pan with Aragonese olive oil when hot.
Take the balls out of the frying pan and place them on a few sheets of kitchen paper in order to soak up any excess oil.