Deep Fried Cheese Curd Crust Pizza


Deep Fried Cheese Curd Crust Pizza

This combines two all-time favorites...Pizza and deep fried Ellsworth Cheese Curds.  Nothing gets much better than that!!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb fresh Ellsworth cheese curds
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Blaser's cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Blaser's mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 package pepperoni
  • Prepared pizza or marinara sauce, for dipping


  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
  • Combine buttermilk, flour, baking soda and egg in bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Submerge cheese curds into batter and fry in small batches for 60 seconds or until golden brown and then dry on paper towels.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Layer fried cheese curds on the bottom of small spring form pan or oven-safe skillet. Top with shredded cheese and pepperoni and bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into four equal-sized slices and serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
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