Cheesy Stuffing Balls

1 6-ounce box stuffing mix

3 eggs, beaten, separate use

½ onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon canna oil

8- to 10-ounce block gouda cheese

2½ cups panko bread crumbs

Vegetable oil for frying

In a medium-large pot, make stuffing according to box directions. Cool and refrigerate (up to four days) for later use or continue with the recipe.

Transfer stuffing to a large bowl, breaking up clumps with your hands. Add 1 beaten egg, onion, parsley and canna oil. Mix well. Cold stuffing will soften as it comes to room temperature.

Slice cheese into ¾-inch cubes. Shape a ball around each cube of cheese, dip into remaining eggs and roll in panko.

Fill a heavy-duty pot with vegetable oil and heat until a thermometer reads 350 F. Using a slotted spoon or spider strainer, carefully lower the balls into the oil and fry until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined sheet pan to drain, then serve immediately. If making a large batch, hold the fried balls in a preheated 200 F oven while frying the rest until ready to serve. Makes about 12 balls, each about 4 mg THC based on a 20 percent strain.



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