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Cheese Curds
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Cheese Curds

Cheese Curds...the BEST thing to ever happen to cheese.  These ooey-gooey bite-sized appetizers will literally fly out of the bowl. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese curds
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 2 pounds cheese curds
  • cups buttermilk
  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • quarts canola oil, or more depending on the size of your pan


  • Heat oil to 375 °F. Use a thermometer to continually monitor the heat of the oil.
  • Whisk together buttermilk, flour, baking soda, garlic, salt, and egg until smooth.
  • Coat 8-10 cheese curds with batter.
  • One at a time, add the batter covered cheese curds into the oil. Cook for several seconds, until golden brown and then remove and drain on a paper towel. Repeat with remaining cheese curds.


  • Make sure to use enough oil to completely cover the cheese curds.
  • Do not overcrowd the cheese curds in the pan.  Ideally, fry 8-10 cheese curds at a time depending on how big your pan is.
  • Overcrowding the pan will result in undesirable oil temperatures.  Make sure to keep an eye on the oil temperature at all times and adjust the heat if the oil starts to get too hot or too cold.