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a hand dipping cheese curds into a dish of marinara sauce

Fried Cheese Curds

These fried cheese curds are the perfect crunchy, cheesy treat you've been looking for! Breaded with a hint of Italian Seasoning then fried to crispy perfection. Serve with a side of sauce for dipping.
Course Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • cast iron pan


  • 1 pound cheese curds
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbs milk
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • marinara or ranch dressing for dipping


  • Open the package of cheese curds and place them on a plate. Let them 'sweat' for about half an hour.
  • Set up an assembly line of 1 plate of flour, 1 bowl of whisked eggs, 1 plate of breadcrumbs mixed with salt and Italian seasoning.
  • First, roll a cheese curd into the flour.
  • Next, dip the cheese curd into the egg.
  • Roll the cheese curd into the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Place on a large cookie sheet with a wire rack. Continue with the rest of the curds.
  • Put the cookie sheet with the cheese curds into the freezer and let sit for 30-60 minutes.
  • In a cast-iron pan, add the oil. Bring to frying level. On another cookie sheet, add paper towels.
  • Add about 10 curds to the pan and fry for about 40 seconds, then flip. Fry another 10 seconds.
  • Remove and add to the paper towel sheet to drain.
  • Work these fried cheese curds in batches.
  • Once they are all cooked serve immediately with rach or my favorite, marinara sauce. Enjoy!


Tips for making Fried Cheese Curds:
  •  This recipe takes time!  Don’t plan on having these hot and ready in 20 minutes.  You are looking more like 3 hours.