Parmesan Cheese Puffs Recipe -
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Parmesan Cheese Puffs

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"A very quick and good appetizer."

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Original recipe makes 20 puffs Change Servings
  • PREP

    12 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat oil in a heavy pot or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until they just hold a stiff peak. Fold in Parmesan cheese until evenly distributed. Form level teaspoons of batter into balls.
  3. Fry balls a few at a time, turning once until crisp and golden. Using a slotted spoon, remove puffs from oil and place onto paper towels to drain.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I made these for a party and everyone loved them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

A little weird. I love parmesan cheese, so I thought i would love this, but they're like parmesan donut holes. A little too greasy and just weird. Sorry....


8 Ratings

Aug 25, 2008

Make sure you fold the cheese in. If you stir it in, it will be very dense.

Jan 09, 2007

Pretty good. My friends thought that I bought them! I guess that's a compliment.

Dec 31, 2006

Love the recipe! It was a great hit and i love the way they just melt in your mouth.

Jul 03, 2008

We share an account, and... We didn't have enough cheese to make it, adn it kept sticking to the pot. Our mother hated them, BUT WE LUFFED EM!!!


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  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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