Carthay Circle Fried Biscuits taste exactly like the spicy, cheesy biscuits found at Disney’s California Adventure restaurant. Perfect little bites that are super easy to make at home!
Carthay Circle Fried Biscuits
These Carthay Circle Fried Biscuits are a staple at the ritzy California Adventure restaurant. Located at the Disneyland Resort, the Carthay Circle restaurant is one of the fanciest dining experiences at the park. If you’re planning an adults only Disney vacation, or looking for an elegant dining experience while you’re there, book a reservation for this restaurant as soon as you can; the place books out months in advance! The food is delicious albeit pricey. So if a ritzy dining experience isn’t in the cards, make these cheesy jalapeno bombs at home! They’re so easy to make and taste exactly like the popular appetizer. Light and crispy on the outside, gooey and cheesy on the inside. Perfect to enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Ingredients You’ll Need for these Copycat Fried Biscuits
These little fried balls may look and taste fancy, but they’re so easy to make, you won’t believe it! Here’s all you need:
- Shredded cheese: I used a mixture of cheddar and Monterrey jack, but you could use cheddar and Pepper jack for extra spice. And here’s a little tip: shred your own cheese from a block instead of pre-shredded. It just melts so much better.
- Cooked bacon: You’ll need about 5 or 6 strips of cooked bacon, finely chopped. I’ve also used the pre-cooked bacon pieces (NOT bacon bits) which are found near the regular bacon of your grocery store.
- Diced jalapeno: I like to use the jalapenos in a jar and not a fresh one.
- Eggs, milk and salt and pepper: These are used as a binding agent for the cheese, bacon and jalapeno balls.
- A tube of refrigerated biscuit dough.
- Some oil for frying: I prefer vegetable oil.
Six Simple Steps to Savory Fried Biscuits
- Mix the cheese, bacon, jalapeno, egg, milk, salt and pepper together. Go ahead and use your hands if you need to get the whole mixture blended together.
- Form the cheese mixture into small balls. I use a small cookie dough scoop for consistency but you can eyeball it too.
- Pop the cheese balls into the freezer for a few hours, or preferably overnight.
- Cut each biscuit into quarters, and wrap each and wrap them in pre-made biscuit dough. Make sure they’re completely covered and nice and smooth.
- Heat your oil to about 350 degrees and fry the balls until they’re golden brown. I fry about three or four at a time, so the oil doesn’t get too cool.
- Serve them hot with some honey butter (I made some with a mixture of honey, softened butter and a scoop of apricot jelly)
What to Serve with the Carthay Circle Fried Biscuits
These delightful little bites are the perfect appetizer or side dish to so many recipes! Try them with any of these recipes and bring the fancy dining experience to your own kitchen table.
- Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe)
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Disney Mint Juleps Copycat
- Nuts About Berries Salad
- Creamy Bowtie Asparagus Pasta
How to Make Carthay Circle Fried Biscuits
- 1 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 1/2. shredded cheddar cheese
- 4-5 Tbsp finely diced jalapeno from a jar.. not fresh
- 5-6 slices cooked bacon finely chopped
- 1 egg beaten
- 1-2 tsp milk or as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tube large biscuits the refrigerated dough in a "pop" tube with 8 biscuits
- Oil for frying
- Combine cheeses, jalapenos, bacon, egg, milk, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Mix with a spoon until well combined. It should keep it's shape when you squeeze it together firmly in your hand.
- Using a small cookie dough scooper, scoop small balls (about the size of a typical bouncey ball) and roll in your hands until it stays together and forms a smooth, tight ball.
- Place the balls on a plate or tray covered with parchment paper and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze at least 6 hours or overnight (you should have about 32 balls.
- Remove tray from freezer and pop open the biscuit dough.
- Cut each biscuit into 4 sections. Flatten each section and wrap around each cheese ball, rolling in your hands to make sure there are no holes or seams. You want it to be smooth and round.
- Heat oil to 350-degrees and fry each ball until dark golden brown.
- Serve hot.