Beer Battered Deep Fried Cheese Curds
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5 from 7 votes

Beer Battered Deep Fried Cheese Curds

Beer Battered Deep Fried Cheese Curds are a classic Wisconsin appetizer featuring gooey melted cheese waiting to ooze out of a crisp beer flavored crust!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Wisconsin
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Fox Valley Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cheese curds or cubed mild cheddar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup beer + 1-2 tbsp as needed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp table salt

Instructions

  • Heat oil to 400 degrees.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Add beaten egg and beer and mix till combined. The batter should have the consistency of thin pancake batter. If it is too thick add additional beer as needed. If it is too thin, sprinkle in a little flour.
  • Deep fry one cheese curd to test the batter if needed.
  • Working in batches, add cheese curds to the batter and evenly coat then lift cheese out of the batter with a spider or slotted spoon and let the excess batter drip off before placing in the oil.
  • Fry for 1 minute then remove curds to drain on paper towels.
  • Let cool slightly and serve.

Notes

I found anywhere between 375 - 400 degrees to be a good frying temperature. Oil temperature drops when food is added, so by heating your oil to 400 degrees it should stay within the proper range when frying.
Frying in batches ensures the oil temperature doesn't drop excessively and also ensures the cheese curds aren't too crowded in the pan and clump together.
I found 1 minute to be the ideal cooking time, however if you see cheese leaking out while frying they have been frying longer than needed and should be removed.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal