Whether it's game day, movie night, or a potluck, these curds will be a smash hit!
2 Bags of Squeaky Cheese Curds
2 Cups of your favourite beer
3 Cups all purpose flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp White Vinegar
1/2 Cup medium sized Spanish Onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 oz White Wine
1 tsp Canola Oil
Curated by Chef Lincoln Key, these deep-fried cheese curds bring a new level of versatility to the cheese curd and reinforce that this fantastic cheese can be eaten on it's own!
*Italicized comments are Chef's Notes.
- Preheat deep fryer to 325 degrees -
- Spread out Squeakies Cheese Curds on a baking sheet and cool in freezer for 10-15 minutes. -
This helps keep them firm when you’re mixing them with the batter.
- Whisk 2 cups of beer with 2 cups of all purpose flour, removing any lumps. -
- Add baking powder and vinegar. -
- Season with salt and pepper. -
- Mix curds with the remaining flour, making sure to cover them. -
- Mix curds with batter mix, shaking off excess flour in the process. -
I chose to do it in a couple of batches, so that I could make sure that they’d all be covered in batter.
- Slowly and carefully drop the curds into the deep fryer. Keep them as separated as possible so that they don’t stick together. -
Make sure not to drop them from an elevated position, or the oil will splash!
- When the curds are golden brown (approximately 4 minutes),remove them from the fryer, and allow excess oil to drip off of them. -
- In a bowl, season the curds with salt and pepper. -
- In a saucepan, on medium heat, add 1 tsp of canola oil. -
- Add onions and cook until golden brown. -
- Add chopped garlic and cook for 30 seconds. -
- Add white wine and reduce until the liquid has almost disappeared, soaking up all of those great onion and garlic flavours from the pan. -
- Add sour cream and mix. -
- Season to taste with salt, pepper, and a dash of paprika. -
- Cool for 10-15 minutes in refrigerator. -
If you’re looking to make it a little bit prettier or add some flavour, try adding some chopped herbs (Soft leaf herbs such as chives, dill, tarragon, etc.), scallions, or even add a bit of heat with some cayenne powder.
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