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

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.

Fried Goat Cheese Croutons

I set out to make a great side salad for last night’s dinner. Nothing too complicated, though. A mix of greens, of course. Topped with sliced roasted beets (a favorite in our house!). Next, I needed croutons. Oh, but not the ‘usual’ croutons. Not dried crunchy bread croutons. Nope. Cheese croutons. Glorious fried goat cheese croutons, to be exact! Oh, what wonderful little bites these are. Decadent. Delicious. Dangerous.

Fried Goat Cheese Croutons

I wouldn’t make these croutons every day, but I could. They’re very tempting. The only way I kept from eating more of them was to convince myself that by being ‘good’ I could have them again tomorrow.

Also try my copycat of Ruby Tuesday’s croutons, my favorite thing on their salad bar.

Fried Goat Cheese Croutons

 I needed croutons. Oh, but not the ‘usual’ croutons. Not dried crunchy bread croutons. Nope. Cheese croutons.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 croutons
Calories 67kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 3 4 ounce goat cheese
  • oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs seasoned

Instructions

  • To make them a bit easier to slice, place the goat cheese logs into the freezer for 30 minutes. Then slice into 1/2″ thick slices.
  • Heat 1″ of oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven to 375 F.
  • Place flour in a small bowl.
  • Place beaten eggs into another small bowl.
  • Place breadcrumbs in another small bowl.
  • Working in batches, dip the cheese slices into the flour.
  • Shake off the excess then dip them into the eggs.
  • Finally, roll the cheese in the breadcrumbs.
  • Add to hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes per side, flipping once.
  • Remove to a paper-towel lined plate to cool and drain.

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.