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Antillean cheese balls recipe

by jurinoignacio

The Antillean cheese balls are an easy and quick addition to any party buffet. These little cheese puffs are traditional to Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. They are made in a jiffy and almost everyone can appreciate them. It is always nice to serve hot snacks at a party and you can make a lot of them very quickly!

The recipe for these cheese balls has been one of our most requested recipes for years. And rightly so: the preparation is very simple and the result is always good!

With this recipe you make about 50 cheese balls


  •  3 eggs
  • 1 tsp (16 grams) baking powder
  • 500 grams of grated cheese, cheddar or Gouda
  • 200 grams of wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • sunflower oil for frying

Making Antillean Cheese balls:

In this video I show you how to make the Antillean cheese balls (in Dutch). Do you prefer to read? The recipe is below the video!

Mix all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, pepper, salt and cheese) and stir well.

Add the eggs and water to this and then form a sticky dough. If the dough is too dry and falls into crumbs, you can add more water. Then form small balls of the dough, around the size of a walnut.

Note: the baking powder will cause the dough to expand and the balls will eventually become bigger!

Then heat the sunflower oil to about 180 degrees and finally fry the cheese balls in the oil until they are golden yellow in color. This doesn’t take long (about 2 minutes) so stay alert!

Drain the cheese balls on kitchen paper and serve while they are still warm. – Enjoy your meal!

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