Air Fryer Cheese Curds
AuthorEllsworth
DifficultyIntermediate

Easy, not greasy. Try this air fryer cheese curds recipe for crispy air-fried cheese curds that are just as delicious.

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Air Fryer Cheese Curds
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time20 mins
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 large eggs
 2 cups panko bread crumbs
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
 Cooking spray
 Dipping Sauces: marinara sauce and ranch salad dressing
Instructions
1

Heat air fryer to 350˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper.

2

Place flour in a shallow, medium bowl. Lightly beat eggs in separate shallow, medium bowl. Combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in another shallow, medium bowl.

3

Coat cheese curds, a few at a time, in flour. Dip cheese curds in eggs; then coat with crumb mixture, shaking off any excess coating between steps. Place on prepared pan.

4

Lightly spritz curds with cooking spray just before placing into air fryer basket. Arrange curds in a single layer in the basket. Refrigerate remaining curds until frying.

5

Set timer for 5-7 minutes. Fry curds, removing basket at 3 minutes; flip curds. Cook 2-4 minutes longer or until light brown, crispy and the curds begin to melt. Repeat with remaining curds, starting with a light spritz of cooking spray.

6

Serve in a bowl or parchment-lined basket with dipping sauces.

Recipe Tips
7

Season the bread crumbs. Customize flavor of the curds with your favorite seasonings.

8

Select similar sized curds. Frying similar sized curds at the same time ensures that they melt and brown evenly.

9

Fry curds in a single layer. Limiting the number of curds in the fryer at a time to a single layer yields a crispier coating.

10

Monitor the cooking temperature and timing. Since air fryers vary by manufacturer, it’s best to take care while cooking curds, adjust temperature and cook time as needed based on how the curds are browning and melting.

Recipe adapted from Wisconsin Cheese.

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Ingredients

 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 large eggs
 2 cups panko bread crumbs
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
 Cooking spray
 Dipping Sauces: marinara sauce and ranch salad dressing

Directions

Instructions
1

Heat air fryer to 350˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper.

2

Place flour in a shallow, medium bowl. Lightly beat eggs in separate shallow, medium bowl. Combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in another shallow, medium bowl.

3

Coat cheese curds, a few at a time, in flour. Dip cheese curds in eggs; then coat with crumb mixture, shaking off any excess coating between steps. Place on prepared pan.

4

Lightly spritz curds with cooking spray just before placing into air fryer basket. Arrange curds in a single layer in the basket. Refrigerate remaining curds until frying.

5

Set timer for 5-7 minutes. Fry curds, removing basket at 3 minutes; flip curds. Cook 2-4 minutes longer or until light brown, crispy and the curds begin to melt. Repeat with remaining curds, starting with a light spritz of cooking spray.

6

Serve in a bowl or parchment-lined basket with dipping sauces.

Recipe Tips
7

Season the bread crumbs. Customize flavor of the curds with your favorite seasonings.

8

Select similar sized curds. Frying similar sized curds at the same time ensures that they melt and brown evenly.

9

Fry curds in a single layer. Limiting the number of curds in the fryer at a time to a single layer yields a crispier coating.

10

Monitor the cooking temperature and timing. Since air fryers vary by manufacturer, it’s best to take care while cooking curds, adjust temperature and cook time as needed based on how the curds are browning and melting.

Air Fryer Cheese Curds