This Fried Cheese Curds recipe was so easy to make. These deep fried white cheddar cheese curds are the BEST appetizer and the perfect comfort food!
If you are from Minnesota or Wisconsin, you know and love fried cheese curds! I’m not sure about other states, but here in Minnesota, fried cheese curds are sold at the state and county fairs, of course, but they are also available at restaurants and even some fast food places. My son wanted to visit the retail store of a local creamery, mainly to get cheese whips (long, narrow strings of mozzarella cheese) and while looking around the store he spotted the cheese curds. So, we decided to buy them and try to make fried cheese curds.
These strange looking morsels are cheese curds. While I don’t like the name and I don’t care to eat them fresh because they squeak, I love eating them fried! There are several restaurants that sell breaded cheese curds and they are delicious, but they don’t hold a candle to the deep fried version.
Whip up some batter while your oil is heating up. Whisk together buttermilk, flour, baking soda, garlic salt and an egg.
Coat a few cheese curds at a time with the batter and then fry them in the hot oil, until golden brown. This took less than a minute, but many recipes say to fry them for 1-2 minutes, but found that was far too long for me. Carefully remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain.
Yummmmy! You’ll want to enjoy these tasty little morsels immediately. These Fried Cheese Curds were surprisingly easy to make and they were just like the ones from the county fair.
- 2 lbs cheese curds
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 egg
- 1½ quarts oil (vegetable, canola or peanut oil)
- Heat oil to 375 degrees. (Use a thermometer and watch carefully)
- Whisk together buttermilk, flour, baking soda, garlic salt and egg until smooth.
- Coat several cheese curds with batter.
- Fry a few at a time, for several seconds, until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towel.
- Enjoy while fresh!
Cheesy Recipes From Friends
Garlic & Herb Cheese Bombs from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Creamy Corn and Bacon Cheese Dip from Wine and Glue
Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread from Recipe Tin Eats
Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds from Bitz ‘n Giggles
Here are a few more of my cheese filled recipes: