1/2 pound Gouda, Swiss, or Cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
Bread crumbs (for coating)
Vegetable oil for (deep-frying)
Combine the cheese, egg, cornstarch and cayenne in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed until well blended. Roll into small balls using 1 teaspoon of mixture. Coat with the bread crumbs and fry in oil heated to 350 degrees F until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer.