Does your family enjoy cheese curds at your favorite fast food restaurant? What if you could make them for your family to enjoy at home? What if you could do it quickly and easily and with very little mess? You can! This Air Fryer Cheese Curds recipe is super simple to follow. You can enjoy this yummy side with your dinner or as an appetizer. Either way, these air fryer cheese bites are sure to be a hit with your family!
Why these cheese curds are awesome
I like making these air fryer cheese curds because they are a bit healthier than the traditional fried cheese curds you would find at a fair, but they taste just as good! The Gunny Sack has a great recipe for Fried Cheese Curds.
- All-purpose flour
- Panko bread crumbs
- White cheddar cheese curds
- Cooking spray
How to make cheese curds in the air fryer
To make these air fryer cheese curds, pour 1 tablespoon of milk into a bowl with 2 cracked eggs and mix.
Next, dredge the cheese curds in ¾ cup of flour.
Then dip the cheese curds in the egg.
Next, coat the cheese curds with 1 ½ cups of Panko crumbs.
Then lay the breaded cheese curds on an air fryer tray and place them in the air fryer.
Now lightly spray the cheese curds with cooking spray.
Finally, place cheese curds in the air fryer in a single layer at 350° for 3 minutes. Then remove them from the air fryer and flip the curds. Cook 3-5 minutes longer or until the curds are light browned, and have turned crispy. At this point they will have started to melt inside.
Serve these with your choice of dipping sauces. Marinara and ranch are popular options. Does your family prefer marinara or ranch with your cheese curds?
These breaded cheese curds in air fryer make a yummy appetizer or side, but be warned, they won't last long! Let me know if this becomes one of your favorite air fryer recipe as well.
Air Fryer Cheese Curds
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- 12 ounces White Cheddar Cheese Curds
- Cooking spray
- Pour Milk into eggs & mix.
- Dredge the cheese curds in the flour.
- Then dip the cheese curds in the egg.
- Coat the cheese curds with panko crumbs.
- Lay the breaded cheese curds on the air fryer basket or air fryer tray & place them in the air fryer.
- Lightly spritz the cheese curds with cooking spray
- Air Fry the cheese curds at 350 degrees for 3 minutes. Then remove from air fryer and flip the curds. Cook 3-5 minutes longer or until the curds are light brown, crispy, and begin to melt.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
I have had a few different air fryers before settling on my favorite - the Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer. First of all it's beautiful, and if you are going to have something on your counter all the time, it might as well look great. This air fryer replaces a toaster oven and holds a huge capacity of food when cooking for a family.
Air frying results in less greasy food than traditional deep frying. As a result, you get all of the crisp without all the oil.
I love cheese curds with ranch dressing or marinara sauce. Culvers offers some recipes for cheese curd dipping sauces.
If you can't find white cheddar cheese curds, any flavor of cheese curd will work.
You can enjoy gluten free cheese curds by using gluten free flour and breadcrumbs.
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These look legit!...and slightly addictive. mmmm😋
These air fryer cheese curds are so delicious! I love snacking on cheese curds plain but this version is even better!
I can't wait to throw these into my air fryer! We always order cheese curds as an app when they are available, because the kiddos devour them.
Wow, these were so easy to make right in the air fryer! So crisp and cheesy on the inside 🙂
Oh yum! I just love fried cheese curds! 🙂