I have not tried this recipe, but I found it in my files and that it might be what you are looking for. 5 cups of oil seemed like a lot of oil to me.
Broccoli Cheese Bites
5 cups vegetable oil for frying
1 (16 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with 1 cup boiling water. Return to a boil. Cook covered until firm but tender, about 5 minutes. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the Cheddar cheese. Mix in the broccoli. Allow the mixture to cool and thicken approximately 15 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture onto a large piece of wax paper. Form the broccoli cheese mixture into balls and roll in the bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated. Deep fry the balls until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
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