Fall is upon us and our summer-long celebration of Wisconsin cheese curds is unfortunately drawing to a close, but we’ve got one more cheese curd recipe to share. This one’s from cheese curd aficionado Nick of Dude Foods, and it could quite possibly be our favorite. What’s better than a classic fried cheese curd? The only thing we can think of is a classic fried cheese curd wrapped in BACON. We’re just wondering why we didn’t think of this sooner. But we’re glad we finally did and now these can be our go-to appetizers for football games this fall. Yes! Get the recipe below.
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Deep-Fried Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Curds
By Nick of Dude Foods
A little while back I made a burger with a bun made of deep-fried bacon-wrapped cheese curds. Although everyone seemed to love the idea, the recipe itself might have been a little too over-the-top for some. Well, if you want that bacon wrapped deep fried cheese curd goodness but don’t want to go quite as extreme as that original burger then these Deep-Fried Bacon Wrapped Cheese Curds are the perfect alternative!
2 quarts (8 cups) oil for frying
1/2 cup milk
1 pound Wisconsin cheese curds
2 cups flour
1 package bacon
Marinara or other sauce for dipping
Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
In medium bowl, combine milk and eggs; whisk until smooth.
In another bowl, toss cheese curds with flour to coat. Place panko breadcrumbs in third bowl. Dip cheese curds in egg mixture; then roll in panko breadcrumbs to cover. If curds need additional coating, dip again in egg mixture and breadcrumbs.
Slice each strip of bacon in half and wrap around breaded cheese curds. If necessary, use toothpicks to keep bacon in place.
Fry cheese curds in batches for approximately 60 seconds each batch.
Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with marinara or your preferred dipping sauce.