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Perpettes (cheese balls)
Cheese balls
PERPETTI (cheese balls)
2 c. bread crumbs
1 c. Italian cheese, grated such as Parmassan or Romano
1 c. cooked mashed potatoes
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1 tsp. parsley
4 eggs
Black pepper to taste


Mix potatoes and all dry ingredients in bowl.  Add eggs and mix lightly.
  Roll into small balls 1 to 1-1/2 inch in diameter.
flatten slightly  
Fry in deep fat or oil til lightly tanned on both sides (2-3 mins per side).  

Eat as is, or add these to your favorite red spaghetti sauce and cook at least 1/2 hour. Ladle over cooked spaghetti or macaroni such as rigatoni. yummm

Preparation Time: 30 mins Serves: 2-12
Recipe Origin: United States
Submitted by:
Jeanie Stephenson
United States
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