Air fryer triple-cheese balls

Air fryer triple-cheese balls

We tasked’s expert Digital Food Director Amira Gerogy to road test the Philips air fryer by whipping up a batch of triple cheese balls. The result? Crispy, golden and, of course, cheesy balls that rid the need for deep frying, and are far easier to cook and clean up after.

Allergens: Recipe may contain gluten, wheat, egg, milk and lactose.

8 Ingredients

  • 80g (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese

  • 70g (1 cup) grated parmesan cheese

  • 85g (1/3 cup) cottage cheese

  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour

  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning

  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked

  • Olive oil spray

  • Pasta sauce, warmed, to serve

3 Method Steps

  • Step 1

    Place cheddar cheese
    (80g (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese)
    , parmesan cheese
    (70g (1 cup) grated parmesan cheese)
    , cottage cheese
    (85g (1/3 cup) cottage cheese)
    , flour
    (75g (1/2 cup) plain flour)
    , seasoning
    (2 tsp Cajun seasoning)
    and egg
    (2 eggs, lightly whisked)
    in a large bowl. Using hands, mix until well combined. Roll 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into balls. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until mixture has firmed slightly.

  • Step 2

    Spray balls with oil
    (Olive oil spray)
    (you may need to re-roll the balls slightly). Place the balls, 3cm apart, in the basket of an air fryer. Cook at 180C for 10-12 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

  • Step 3

    Serve balls with warmed pasta sauce
    (Pasta sauce, warmed, to serve)
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Recipe Notes

  • This recipe requires 1 hour refrigeration. 
  • If you have a small air fryer, you may need to cook the balls in multiple batches. 

Which air fryers are the best to buy? 

There are lots of different factors to consider when buying an air fryer. This includes how often you plan to use it, what type of dishes you want to cook (ie is it for health reasons or ease and speed?) and your preferred price point…among other things. We did a round up of the 6 best air fryers in Australia based on price, look, capacity and efficiency, as well as the 8 best budget-friendly air fryers on the market.  

Is an air fryer worth buying? 

Our answer – yes, always! This appliance, in our opinion, is one of the most versatile and trusty gadgets to have in the kitchen. Whether you’re whipping up crispy chips on the weekend, making a family-sized roast chook on a weeknight, or a fluffy cake for afternoon tea, air fryers guarantee perfect results and help save time, fuss and clean-up. The only question is what can’t it do?


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