Curried Fried Cheese Curds

I never liked fried cheese as it was always tasteless mozzarella that was greasy and served with a near tasteless marinara sauce. However if you use cheese curds, the moist pieces of curdled milk, you will create a light fried cheese and serve with a flavorful cilantro dipping sauce. I like to add garlic powder and curry to really up the flavor.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup club soda, ice cold
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 pound cheese curds
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • Cilantro dipping sauce

Making It

  • Mix the flour, baking, curry and garlic powders with the club soda, use three fingers and don’t over mix, you want the bubbles to be preserved for a light and airy fried cheese curds, but be prepared for a thick batter, but it will fry to be a light crisp coat over the cheese
  • Bring the oil to 370 degrees, measured by a candy thermometer. Toss the curds in the batter then fry for ONE minute or so, season with kosher salt to taste and serve with the cilantro dipping sauce

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