Air-Fried Cheese Curds

Air-Fried Cheese Curds


3 large egg whites
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
8 ounces Keystone Farms Cheese White Cheese Curds or Keystone Farms Cheese Garlic and Dill Cheese Curds
Cooking spray
Toppings: Honey, chopped peanuts, jam


Heat air fryer to 350˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper.
Separate egg whites and put in medium bowl. Add the breadcrumbs into another shallow, medium bowl.
Dip cheese curds in eggs; then coat with crumbs, shaking off any excess coating between steps. Place on prepared pan.
Lightly spritz curds with cooking spray just before placing into air fryer basket. Arrange curds in a single layer in the basket. Refrigerate remaining curds until frying.
Set timer for 5-7 minutes. Fry curds, removing basket at 3 minutes; flip curds. Cook 2-4 minutes longer or until light brown, crispy and the curds begin to melt. Repeat step with remaining curds, starting with a light spritz of cooking spray.
Serve in a bowl or parchment-lined basket drizzled with honey, with peanuts and jelly on top.

Recipe Tip

  • Season the bread crumbs. Customize flavor of the curds with your favorite seasonings.
  • Select similar sized curds. Frying similar sized curds at the same time ensures that they melt and brown evenly.
  • Fry curds in a single layer. Limiting the number of curds in the fryer at a time to a single layer yields a crispier coating.
  • Monitor the cooking temperature and timing. Since air fryers vary by manufacturer, it’s best to take care while cooking curds, adjust temperature and cook time as needed based on how the curds are browning and melting.

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