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    I am looking for a recipe for Fried cheese curds like culvers! They are soo good! Also anybody know a place that sells good cheese curds around Virginia! I am from the midwest and there is a place that has amazing cheese curds! Don't get enough of them when im home!!

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    I couldn't find Culver's recipe on the Internet but here are a few recipes you can experiment with. Good luck. Sound like an interesting snack. LOL

    About cheese curds

    Cheese curds are what cheese is before it is pressed into a block and aged. Because their freshness makes the taste, local cheese companies package the curds and sell them.


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    Janelle's MN State Fair Cheese Curds (fried)
    Source: Netcooks

    3 12oz. cheese curds
    vegetable oil for frying

    Batter:
    1 cup flour
    1/4 cup corn meal
    1/4-1/2 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 egg
    3 oz. (1/4 can) of beer

    Mix batter (adding beer a bit at a time) until it's a thick liquid consistency.

    Coat cheese curds in batter and drop into oil (about 375 degrees F.) about 5 at a time.

    Cook curds for about 1 minute (until they start to turn golden) and place on paper towel covered plate. Enjoy!


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    Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds Recipe
    Source: The Nibble

    The most popular flavor: Plain Cheddar, in white or yellow.

    Want to know how to make cheese curds? While the process of making the actual curds is too difficult for a home kitchen, you can make scrumptious fried curds at home—our guests have become addicted to fried jalapeño cheese curds with a cold beer, although we fry up the plain ones for the less spicy-minded. Here’s a recipe for authentic Fried Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese curds. You can make them with the freshest curds, but deep-frying is also a good way to use up curds that are beginning to dry out.

    Fried curds can be served with a ranch dressing dip, Wisconsin-style or with a marinara sauce—but they are absolutely heavenly by themselves (by which we mean, with a beer). This recipe serves 4.

    Ingredients

    2 cups Panko bread crumbs
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    4 eggs, well beaten
    1 pound Wisconsin cheese curds, 1" to 1-½" wide
    Oil for deep frying (high smoke point oils include avocado [520°F], safflower [510°F], soybean, corn, peanut and sunflower [450°F])
    Directions

    Combine bread crumbs, cornstarch, cayenne pepper and chopped thyme in food processor. Process until bread crumbs are finely ground. Place in a pie plate.
    Place beaten eggs in another pie plate and flour in a third pie plate. Dredge the cheese curds in the flour, then the egg and lastly the bread crumb mixture.
    Place battered curds on a baking sheet. Set in the freezer for 20 minutes.
    Heat 3 inches of oil to 365°F to 375°F. Fry the cheese curds in batches until they are crisp and warmed all the way through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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    Deep Fried Cheese Curds
    Source: Janet / AllRecipes

    "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."

    Original recipe yield: 24 servings

    PREP TIME 10 Min
    COOK TIME 1 Minute
    READY IN 11 Min
    US METRIC

    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs, beaten
    1/2 cup milk
    1 pound cheese curds
    1 quart oil for frying

    DIRECTIONS
    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.
    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.

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    WISCONSIN DEEP-FRIED CHEESE CURDS
    Source: www.eatcurds.com

    Number of Servings: 8

    Ingredients:

    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    2 to 3 eggs, beaten
    2 2/3 tablespoons of Wisconsin milk
    5 ounces of Wisconsin Cheddar cheese curds
    1 1/3 cups of oil for frying

    Cooking Directions:

    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 Wisconsin Cheddar cheese curds with the batter.

    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.

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    Thanks! They are very good! Maybe not so healthy but definately good! Now I need to find somewhere that sells cheese curds!
    Kelsey

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    I had the hardest time finding cheese curds and buy online every year at Westby (Lina's supplier - lol ). THEN our Super Target started carrying them, so if you have a store close by check it out. They sell them by the deli counter.

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    ok good idea!! thats where I grocery shop but never looked for them there! thanks!
    Kelsey

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