Deep Fried Cheese Curds


"Straight out of Wisconsin, fried cheese curds are a favorite at carnivals and fairs. They look like little balls of popcorn and taste like cheese! Use up to 2 pounds of cheese curds with this recipe."


11 m servings 136 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the eggs and milk. Mix until smooth. Add more milk for a thinner batter. Coat the cheese curds with the batter.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Fry the coated cheese curds approximately 1 minute each, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 51 Ratings


Only because I have spent many years working in restaurants and spent quite a bit of time actually talking with a vendor at the MN State fair who explained his process, I feel the need to weigh ...

Being an expatriate Cheesehead for the first time in my life, I planned a large get together for the opening Packer game this year. My roommate found a dairy in Marin County that sold cheese cu...

I havent tried this particular recipe, but as the wife of a transplanted born and bred Wisconsinite, I have learned the tricks of making cheese curds and this recipe is missing the most importan...

I hoped that this recipe being from wisconsin would be an allright tasting way to make homemade cheesecurds. So I tried it out. Followed it to a tasted somewhat like burnt pancakes wit...

Cheese curds are the best carnival and fair food around. I am formerly from Minnesota and recently moved to a Southern state and they don't have cheese curds down here at fairs and carnivals. In...

I made the recipe and it came out great. I used my flash fryer and never had a burnt curd.

This recipe was great! I get my cheese curds out of Elsworth, WI and I've been trying to find a batter recipe. It's alot more cheeper to make it on your own than buy those expensive batter mix...

I was a little nervous to try these as some of the reviews were negative, but I am really glad I did. They were just like the ones at the Minnesota State Fair!! It was a little tricky to get th...

These were pretty good. I think I prefer cheese curds plain, but if you're going to combine them with fried dough, it's a good recipe. Pretty messy to make, though.