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