Buttermilk Crunch Fried Cheese Curds

Cheese curds

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1–1½ quarts soybean oil
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 12-ounce packages fresh cheese curds (white)

In a high-sided, heavy-bottomed pot, heat 1-1½ quarts of soybean oil to 375 degrees F.

Whisk together buttermilk, eggs, panko crumbs, flour, corn starch and baking powder until smooth.

Preparing a few at a time, coat cheese curds in batter and fry a few minutes until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.

Serve immediately with marinara or ranch dressing for dipping.