Cheese Balls can make your breakfast table look like a real feast! Cheese is my second favorite breakfast food, the first is egg. If there are various kinds of cheese on the breakfast table, I feel that it’s a happy start for the new day! Cheese itself is quite enough to prepare an appetizing breakfast, but I sometimes change the form of cheese and make breakfast foods including cheese to make it even more appealing! When I want to use up leftover bread, I make these Leftover Bread and Cheese Patties or I sometimes top french toasts with cheese as in this French Toast with Curd and Blackberry Jam. When I crave for something like a pastry, I make this Cheese Bread.
I love cheese in any form, and this time I wanted to make a simple and quick breakfast treat. You can absolutely make several versions of these cheese balls. I’d like them with two spices that I love to combine with cheese: Nigella seeds and chili powder.
Nigella seeds are mostly spinkled over curd like cheeses to give them a nice texture. These small black seeds combine perfectly with white colored cheeses. So why not use them to coat cheese balls?
The chili powder I use is made by my husband’s mom, who is living in Aydın. She says this chili powder is used in her city to give a reddish color to dishes. It’s not too hot, so I love to combine it with tanginess of cheese.
You can drizzle a little olive oil when eating these balls if the cheese you use is not full-fat.
When slicing certain kinds of cheese, they might crumble if they are too soft. So making cheese balls is also a great way to use up those crumbled parts. You give them a new form and noone realizes that they are made from unpleasant looking crumbled parts of cheese.
It’s very easy to make cheese balls. Use up your leftover crumbled cheese or crumble your favorite white colored soft cheese and give them a ball shape. Then coat with anything you like to combine! Your family will be surprised love these cheese balls!
- 1 cup crumbled white colored cheese, I used a feta like cheese
- 2 tbsp nigella seeds
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- Make small balls from crumbled cheese and coat them with nigella seeds and chili powder.
- Serve at breakfast!