Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls

Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls recipe

We’re celebrating Bacon Day with these Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls. Basically you take Pillsbury dough, stuff it with Palmetto Cheese, wrap it in bacon and fry it up.  The outside of the dough gets a crispy crunch along with the crispiness of the bacon and gooey cheese on the inside makes this one item that your guests will be requesting in the future. Here’s how to make them.

Ingredients:

12 oz Palmetto Cheese – Original, Jalapeno or Bacon
1 pkg Pillsbury Grands!
1 – 12 oz pkg Bacon sliced
3 cups Canola Oil for frying
toothpicks

Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls recipeOpen up the Pillsbury Grands! and cut each dough round into 4 pieces. We sprayed our cutting board with a little pan spray to keep the dough from sticking.

Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls recipeFlatten each piece out with your hand. This will allow more surface area for putting cheese.

Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls recipeOn the middle of each round, place a teaspoonful of Palmetto Cheese. Don’t go crazy on the cheese or you won’t be able to fold the dough together. After you make a few, you’ll get the hang of it. To make the pouch, fold the dough in half and seal the edges. Bring the edges into the middle to form a little pouch or purse.  Press the seams all together to keep the cheese from escaping.

Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls recipeNow to wrap it all up in bacon!! Instead of cutting all of the bacon, we just laid out a slice, rolled up the ball until it made one rotation and then sliced the bacon. You should be able to get 3 cheese balls wrapped per slice of bacon. Secure the bacon by pushing a toothpick through the cheese ball.

Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls recipeHeat a saucepan of canola oil up to 350 F.  Make sure to have yourself a plate with some paper towels on it to soak up the grease and have a home for the fried cheese balls. Fry the dough until golden brown. This should take 2-3 minutes. Do a test one first to make sure your oil isn’t too hot.  Once it looks like it’s done, take it out of the oil, let it drain and cut it in half. If your dough is still raw, make sure to cook them a little longer. These can be made up ahead of time and fried when needed. Or fry them all up and reheat in the oven.  Enjoy!!!

Bacon wrapped Palmetto Cheese Balls recipe

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If you enjoy pimento cheese and you think you've had the best, we invite you to try our version of pimento cheese...we call it Palmetto Cheese™. Born in the low country of South Carolina, this pimento cheese has the perfect dipping texture, a smooth taste, and is pleasing to the palate long after the last dip. The word is out...you can now buy authentic, homemade pimento cheese at your local grocery store. Palmetto Cheese™ has real sharp cheddar cheese, it is real southern, and it is really good. Pick up a tub and you will see why this pimento cheese is the best on the market today.

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