Recipe by LUSCIOUSLEMONADE
"Serve this black cheese ball with blue corn chips or dark rye toast for a ghastly presentation. It's punchy, just like you'd expect cheese of the dead to taste. You can find black sesame seeds at a reasonable price at most Asian markets."
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1 1/4 pounds
sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
butter, melted and cooled
prepared hot mustard
chipotle hot sauce
black sesame seeds
Great recipe for a cheese ball. Be creative I sculpted mine into a rat and used the left over port to create a simple raspberry port sauce.. I uploaded the pic! It was a hit!
It was runny and could not be shaped into a ball at all. I guess I should have used cream cheese.
Wow, this is an excellent recipe for any time of year! I used poppy seeds and served with water crackers and black grapes for our Halloween party.
This is a yummy appitizer in an awesome presentation. A few additions I made were (1) dropping a few drops of green food coloring into the food processed. (2) Throwing a few plastic bugs/snakes that I found in the toy box into the dishwasher and them positioning them around/ on the cheese ball. I even won 1st place at a Halloween party last year! Thanks for your awesome recipe and great idea!
Great taste!! I took toasted sesame seeds and soaked them in a bottle of black food coloring and some port wine. They came out almost greenish black, it was absolutely amazing. I also made the recipe into 2 balls and put plain toasted sesame seeds on one so it looked very interesting on the platter with a white one and a black one!
This was a big hit at a party. I couldn't get the black sesame seeds to cover the whole ball. But be warned, it makes alot! Next time I will make 3 or 4 smaller balls. Very strong taste, delicious!
Five stars for inspiration, even though I'm likely to change a few things if I make it again. First, I would definitely use the sharp cheddar (I used mild), and less horseradish. I left out the hot sauce, and would not include it, although I *would* put something in to enhance the flavor, especially if cutting back on the horseradish--maybe white pepper? As far as everything sticking together, mine worked just fine. Maybe the type of cheese or temperature has something to do with it; I think turning it into a dip is a good option if needed. Finally, I suggest putting half the sesame seeds in a bowl that's slightly larger than the ball of cheese and rolling it around in the bowl while sprinkling the rest over top. I used a plate kind-of in this fashion and they coated pretty well. If anyone has ideas for getting a more prominent 'port' flavor, that'd be great, too.
This was great! I omitted the hot mustard and the chipotle hot sauce and added additional horseradish and an extra garlic clove, but other than that, I stuck to the recipe. I used a Tawny Port, since the recipe didn't specify, but I think a Ruby would work just as well. It was a snap to put together in the processor. Rolling the ball in the sesame seeds was kind of messy, but a 1/2 cup was plenty to cover. Took it to work for our Halloween potluck, serving it with those 1/2 pretzel/1/2 Ritz crackers, and it was a big success. Loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Dead Man's Cheese Ball
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 179
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