Super Mario fireballs (cheese balls in spicy sour cream sauce)

Super Mario fireballs (cheese balls in spicy sour cream sauce)
Super Mario fireballs cheese balls in spicy sour cream sauce

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next party or get-together, look no further than these cheese balls. In my mind it strongly associated with Super Mario fire balls from the game. You can also coook Eggplant parmesan by Super Mario.

Made with hard cheese, flour, eggs, and a few other simple ingredients, these cheese balls are easy to make and even easier to devour. The crispy bread crumb coating and gooey cheese center make for a satisfyingly delicious snack that everyone will love. And to take things up a notch, I’ve included a recipe for a spicy sour cream sauce that perfectly complements the cheese balls. So why not add these Super Mario fireballs to your party menu and watch your guests gobble them up?

Ingredients for Super Mario fireballs (cheese balls):

  • 300 g of hard cheese
  • 4 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 3 chicken eggs
  • A pinch of salt to taste
  • 600ml of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

Ingredients for spicy sour cream sauce:

  • 300 g of sour cream (20% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of spicy mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A small bunch of dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cheese balls in spicy sour cream sauce calories
Cheese balls in spicy sour cream sauce calories

How to make Super Mario fireballs (cheese balls)

Step 1. For those who love cheese, a wonderful snack – cheese balls on a skillet. Prepare all the necessary ingredients. Hard cheese is the main ingredient of this dish. So choose a quality and tasty product. Put the cheese in the refrigerator an hour before cooking so that it is easier to grate with a grater. Choose odorless vegetable oil.

Step 2. Before starting to make cheese balls, cool the hard cheese so that it does not melt and it is easier to grind. Grate the cheese on a large grater. It’s easier to work with dough that has larger cheese pieces.

grated cheese

Step 3. Take a deep bowl for kneading the dough so that it is convenient to mix all the ingredients. Beat the egg with a fork in it. It’s not necessary to beat until foam appears.

whisked eggs

Step 4. Add the grated hard cheese to the eggs. Salt a little. If the cheese is too salty, you can skip adding salt to the dough. Mix everything.

cheese egg butter

Step 5. Add 3 tablespoons of flour to the cheese and egg mixture. The consistency of the dough depends on all the ingredients, products from different manufacturers have different properties. Therefore, add flour in small portions. If the dough is too liquid, and you don’t have to apply force when stirring, add more flour.


Step 6. From the received dough, form balls the size of a quail egg. You can make them larger, but then you will need to use more vegetable oil. The dough is quite sticky, especially since the cheese starts melting in warm hands. To make it easier to work with the dough, try forming the balls with your fingertips. When a lot of dough sticks to your hands, wash and dry them, then continue shaping. I ended up with 16 cheese balls.

Step 7. Take a round, wide dish with a flat bottom. Sprinkle the bottom with bread crumbs. Place the formed balls on the dish and roll them on all sides in the bread crumbs. To do this, turn and tilt the dish so the balls roll on the bottom and are evenly coated in bread crumbs. Instead of bread crumbs, you can use flour, but bread crumbs make the coating more crispy. Take a skillet with high sides and a diameter of about 20 cm.

frying cheese balls

Step 8. No matter what skillet you use, pour in enough oil so the balls are halfway submerged. Heat the oil over medium heat, as working with hot oil is dangerous and can cause burns. To prevent the oil from splattering, you can add a pinch of salt, which will absorb any moisture that may be present. Check the oil temperature by dropping a couple of bread crumbs into it. It should sizzle. Carefully place the balls into the oil.

Step 9. Move them around with a spoon or spatula to ensure even cooking and prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the skillet. If you see that the balls are browning too quickly, lower the heat. This will make it easier to handle the hot balls so that some do not burn while you are removing others. Fry until golden brown, then flip to the other side. It took me about 2 minutes per side. The cooking time depends on many factors, including the bread crumbs, oil, and stove.

frying chees balls

Step 10. Once the cheese balls are well browned on all sides, remove them from the skillet and place them on paper towels to absorb any excess oil. To prevent the balls from losing their round shape, do not pile them up after cooking, as they are soft and can flatten each other.

ready cheese balls

How to make spicy sour cream sauce sauce

Step 1. Wash and dry the dill, then finely chop it.

Step 2. Press the garlic through a garlic press.

Step 3. Add sour cream, salt, and pepper to taste.

Sour cream sauce
Sour cream sauce

The sauce is ready, and you can serve it with the cheese balls. Enjoy your meal!

Super Mario fireballs (cheese balls in spicy sour cream sauce)