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.


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

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

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

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  3. 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

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

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