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Fried cheese curds in a silver bowl.

Fried Cheese Curds

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, cheese curds
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 239kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 2 quarts vegetable oil or corn oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup beer preferably dark, such as Guinness
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 pound cheese curds separated
  • Ranch dressing for serving, optional


  • In a large saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, milk, beer, eggs, and seasoned salt. The batter will be light and thin.
  • Working with 6 or 8 cheese curds at a time, add to batter, toss to coat, and remove with a wire strainer. Shake them to remove excess batter.
  • Drop the curds into the hot oil one at a time and fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with ranch dressing if desired.


Calories: 239kcal