Copycat Culver’s Cheese Curds

Oh my goodness. There should be a big ‘danger’ sign next to these copycat Culver’s cheese curds. Danger because you’re going to want to eat them all. Then you’re still going to want more. I so couldn’t stop eating them. They have this delicious crunchy outside. And tender, gooey, cheesy, melty, yummy insides. I thought I might need some sort of dipping sauce. Ya know, Ranch dressing maybe. Or warmed marinara. But oh no. Nothing else required. Just a lot of moaning with each every bite.

Copycat Culver’s Cheese Curds

I used dill cheese curds for my copycat Culver’s cheese curds. The dill went very well with the Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs. You can use anything you want. I have a container of jalapeno cheddar curds in my fridge right now. I think they’d be great with just regular breadcrumbs, seasoned with a bit of cayenne pepper for an extra kick!

Copycat Culver’s Cheese Curds

Oh my goodness. There should be a big ‘danger’ sign next to these copycat Culver’s cheese curds. Danger because you’re going to want to eat them all.
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 3352kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs Italian Style
  • 16 ounces cheese curds
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • Combine flour and salt in a shallow bowl. Stir to the salt is incorporated evenly. Break eggs into a second shallow bowl with 1 tablespoon of milk. Beat the eggs. Place breadcrumbs into the third bowl.
  • Coat the curds first with flour, then the egg, and finally the bread crumbs. It is very important to coat the cheese curds evenly and thoroughly. Place coated curds on a wire rack resting in a rimmed baking sheet. Freeze the cheese curds for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Set up another wire rack on a baking sheet or line a plate with paper towels. Pour enough oil into a large skillet or a pot to reach about 2 inches of oil. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Use a thermometer to make sure the temperature is 375 degrees.
  • Frying a few curds at a time, carefully drop a few in at a time. Do not crowd the skillet. Fry for about 1 minute, turning them once. Cook until they are golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 3352kcal | Carbohydrates: 253g | Protein: 178g | Fat: 176g | Saturated Fat: 90g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1142mg | Sodium: 5338mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 974IU | Calcium: 3770mg | Iron: 19mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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