2 cups cheddar cheese, finely shredded
3/4 cups mozzarella, finely shredded
3/4 cups Parmesan, finely shredded
3 jalapeño peppers, diced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
oil for frying


1. Combine 2 cups of finely shredded cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese and 3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese with 2 lightly beaten eggs, 1/3 cup plain flour, 3 diced jalapeño peppers and 1 teaspoon of baking powder in a large bowl.

2. Stir until the mixture comes together, pressing it together if needed. Measure each ball as a scant 1 tablespoon of mixture (don’t make them too big because they’ll puff on cooking) and roll into balls.

3. Deep-fry cheese balls in hot oil 350°F, until they turn golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

Serves 6.