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I will be whipping up a menu of "Wisconsin" themed food in two weeks when I hold my Super Bowl party to cheer on the packers. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing these recipes if you want to dive into some artery clogging goodness as well. First up - Beer Battered Cheese Curds.
You may have seen these at the fair, or if you are ever in Wisconsin they line almost every appetizer menu out there. So how do you make beer battered cheese curds? Its really quite simple.
Step 1) You need the cheese curds. You can usually buy these direct from a dairy or cheese provider. They will also likely be in the cheese section of your local grocer. If not, google it and order some in.
The FRESHER the better. You don't AGE cheese curds, you want them fresh.
Step 2) Make the beer batter. This is the same batter you would make for frying fish.
Mix the following together until it becomes a smooth batter
1 12 oz can light Beer
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Paprika
1 cup Flour
Step 3) Toss the cheese curds into the batter and then scoop them using a slotted spoon and drop them in to deep frying oil right away! Fry for about 2-3 mins until batter becomes crispy and the cheese warm and melty.
I like to dip the cheese curds in ketchup, but you can use anything you like.
And there you have it! A Wisconsin staple! Beer Battered Cheese Curds!