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Fried Cheese Curds

Fried Cheese Curds 4.000
Say Cheese Jun 22, 2010

Serve these with ketchup for dipping and, preferably, a root beer float to wash them down.

Make Ahead: The coated cheese curds need 20 to 30 minutes' freezer time to firm up before frying.


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 8 ounces cheese curds
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

Combine the flour, thyme, salt and cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl.

Break the eggs into a second shallow bowl and beat lightly. Put the bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.

Coat the curds in the follow order: first the flour mixture, then the egg, then the bread crumbs. Arrange the coated curds on a small rimmed baking sheet or plate and place in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes.

Line a plate with several layers of paper towels. Pour enough oil into a large deep skillet to reach a depth of 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium-high heat to a temperature of about 375 degrees.

Working in batches, carefully drop some of the frozen cheese curds into the hot oil, taking care not to crowd the skillet. Fry for about 1 minute, turning them once or twice, until they are golden brown. Use a slotted spoon or a skimmer to transfer the fried curds to the paper-towel-lined plate.

Serve hot.


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From Domenica Marchetti.

Tested by Domenica Marchetti.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 390


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 27g 42%

Saturated Fat: 12g 60%

Cholesterol: 18mg 6%

Sodium: 560mg 23%

Total Carbohydrates: 18g 6%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 19g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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