Happy Friday guys! Today’s recipe of the day is Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust – an absolute kids’ favourite (and not only) these giant Potato Balls are covered with Parmesan and their centre is stuffed with melted cheese and peas! A winner recipe! 🙂
I remember there was a restaurant I used to go (years ago) and they served similar potato balls which I absolutely loved. That was the reason I used to go there, actually. They had a few different ones but the cheesy ones were the best. This is where my inspiration came from. 🙂 And because my kids love potatoes I had to come up with a new recipe, otherwise they can keep eating chips (not that they mind that at all). 🙂
But these potato balls are much healthier, they are oven baked, and they’ve got ‘green stuff’ (peas). My kids dislike almost everything green apart from peas so that was the only option I had. 🙂
These balls are really easy to make, boil some potatoes, make balls with cheese and peas centre and generously cover with Parmesan. Bake in the oven and then enjoy! They’re delicious with sour cream or even some mayo on a side.
I’ve been craving mayo a lot recently, seriously I tend to dip a lot of my food into it. I know it’s not the healthiest options of all but I take it as a treat. 🙂 Oh, and sour cream, potatoes with sour cream is an absolute favourite! 🙂
Here’s how to make the Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust
- 500g potatoes, boiled and mashed
- 200g peas
- 150g mild Cheddar, cut into small cubes
- 150g Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200°.
- In a bowl, mixed the potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Make balls and stuff them in the middle with a few cubes of the Cheddar and peas.
- Dip them into the beaten egg and then cover with the Parmesan cheese.
- Arrange on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden.
- Serve with some sour cream on a side.
There are many other options when making these giant balls – spinach, different kinds of Cheese, bacon and whatnot. You can basically customize them as you’d like them. I definitely love this particular combination with cheese and peas but I’ll be making lots of different ones, for sure. 🙂
I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe! Stay tuned for more..
Oh and well done to me for posting three recipes this week! Finally managed! 🙂 Let’s see how next week goes! 🙂