Originally Posted by raspberrymocha55
will they hold up if baked? I don't own a deep fryer. Don't like to fry in a sauce pan. These sound soooo good.
I have decided to make these Cheesy Potato Balls and I must say they came out to be absolutely delightful! Actually, I ended up making them twice because I was told that they needed something a little bit extra. What was the answer to this problem: Bacon. I decided to add bacon bits and let me tell you it added another dimension to them!
To answer your question I decided to both fry and bake the Cheesy Potato Balls with Bacon Bits. I found that frying them provided a more enjoyable flavor. It gave the potato balls a crispy outside while also melting the cheese fully on the inside. In contrast, baking the potato balls provided a non-crispy, almost soft, outside and the cheese was not fully melted on the inside. Furthermore, I fried the potato balls for only four and a half minutes whereas baking them took twelve minutes.
Check out the picture below and judge for yourself!
The one on the left is fried and the one on the right is baked.