Paula Deen’s Recipe for Fried Butter Balls

No, seriously:


2 sticks butter
2 ounces cream cheese
Salt and pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Peanut oil, for frying


Cream the butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper together with an electric mixer until smooth. Using a very small ice cream scoop, or melon baller, form 1-inch balls of butter mixture and arrange them on a parchment or waxed paper lined sheet pan. Freeze until solid. Coat the frozen balls in flour, egg, and then bread crumbs and freeze again until solid.

When ready to fry, preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Fry balls for 10 to 15 seconds until just light golden. Drain on paper towels before serving.

  • {Insert Beavis laugh here.} Meh-heh-heh-heh-heh… you said fried balls.

  • catrin

    ” Drain on paper towels before serving.” Otherwise they’ll be too fatty.

    • Rampage_Rick

      I was looking for the step where you wrap them in the grease-laden paper towel…

  • Angry Sam

    What a tasty way to punch your heart in the face!

  • Mike K

    If I’m going to do that to my arteries you can bet your ass I’m adding bacon to the recipe.

    • It’s Paula Deen. I’m amazed there isn’t bacon in it already.

  • Tyler

    Honestly, does this even sound good? Biting into a heap butter and/or cream cheese and essentially nothing else really doesn’t have any appeal to me. Knowing that it’s absolutely terrible for you makes it really unjustifiable.

    Overindulgence: ur doin it wrong

  • pvc

    Dammit, where’s the rum?

  • frankie

    If you have not read her recipe for English Peas you simply must do it now!

    When you are done laughing make sure you read the comments – they win the intertubes.

    • Ninabi

      Oh, everyone must have this recipe. Because who does not like the taste of green pea-ness?