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Air Fryer Cheese Curds are bite sized pieces of cheese, breaded then air fried. This easy snack pairs with your favorite dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Cheese Curds Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Air Fryer Cheese Curds 

The first time I had cheese curds I fell in love. For those that don’t know what cheese curds are, they’re basically pieces of curdled milk. Sounds gross but they are so not gross. Whenever my Mom went to Upstate New York in the summer she would pick some up from the farmer’s market for me, if I weren’t there with her. Nowadays, I can occasionally find cheese curds in stores here. They aren’t quite the same as the fresh ones from the farmer’s market but they are enough to make me not miss cheese curds. While I do love to eat cheese curds in the nude, I also love them breaded. Nude cheese curds are great for snacking, while breaded cheese curds have a distinctive appetizer feeling. The toasty breading surrounds the cheese curd, resulting in a warm cheesy snack with a crunch. The air fryer has become my go to for making almost anything that is usually fried, because it’s so much simpler than frying and is quicker and less messy. Here’s how to make Air Fryer Cheese Curds..

Air Fryer Cheese Curds Recipe From Val's Kitchen

This recipe makes 2 – 6 servings, depending on how hungry people are and how much they love cheese.

Equipment Needed

Air Fryer Cheese Curds Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 12 ounces cheese curds
  • nonstick cooking spray
Air Fryer Cheese Curds Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions For Air Fryer Cheese Curds

Freeze the cheese curds before starting to make this recipe.

Plug in the air fryer oven.

Place the flour into a mixing bowl.

Place the egg into the second mixing bowl.

Place the panko bread crumbs into the third bowl.

Dredge the frozen cheese curds in the flour.

Dip the cheese curds in the egg.

Coat the cheese curds with panko crumbs. 

Lay the breaded cheese curds on the air fryer tray.

Air Fryer Cheese Curds Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Lightly spritz the cheese curds with cooking spray

Place the trays into the air fryer oven. 

Cook the cheese curds at 350 degrees for 3 minutes.

Remove the trays from air fryer and flip the curds.

Return the trays to the air fryer oven and cook for 3-5 minutes longer or until the curds are light brown and crispy.

Serve immediately as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Cheese Curds Recipe From Val's Kitchen
Yield: 2-6 servings

Air Fryer Cheese Curds

Air Fryer Cheese Curds

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 12 ounces cheese curds
  • nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

Freeze the cheese curds before starting to make this recipe.

Plug in the air fryer oven.

Place the flour into a mixing bowl.

Place the egg into the second mixing bowl.

Place the panko bread crumbs into the third bowl.

Dredge the frozen cheese curds in the flour.

Dip the cheese curds in the egg.

Coat the cheese curds with panko crumbs. 

Lay the breaded cheese curds on the air fryer tray.

Lightly spritz the cheese curds with cooking spray

Place the trays into the air fryer oven. 

Cook the cheese curds at 350 degrees for 3 minutes.

Remove the trays from air fryer and flip the curds.

Return the trays to the air fryer oven and cook for 3-5 minutes longer or until the curds are light brown and crispy.

Serve immediately as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 658mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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11 comments

Claire Lomax January 25, 2021 - 5:59 pm

OK so you had me at cheese!! These sound delicious.

I am so tempted by an air fryer, if only I had more kitchen space for it. I think when we finally get it remodelled I will have to get one x

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Sim @ Sim's Life January 25, 2021 - 6:06 pm

Thank you for answering what Cheese Curds are, I seriously had no idea! They do look amazing and I could so easily eat that whole plate! I do need to look into an air fryer, they are so popular these days! Sim x

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN January 25, 2021 - 8:08 pm

To be honest I haven’t ever tried cheese curds before, or heard of them. I would love to try them you have definitely sold them to me with this recipe.

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Yeah Lifestyle January 25, 2021 - 10:34 pm

I love my Airfryer but don’t think I use it enough. This looks like a great recipe for me to give a go as I know my kids would love this as well

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Rebecca Smith January 26, 2021 - 12:44 am

These would go down a treat in my house! We all absolutely adore cheese so we need to give these a try.

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Beth @ The Cwtch January 26, 2021 - 7:50 am

I’ll definitely have to give these a go, I think my lot would love them… Thank you for sharing,

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Melanie williams January 26, 2021 - 10:01 am

This looks like fun! A cute and creative home bake ideal for snacks at home while watching a film x

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Rhian Westbury January 26, 2021 - 2:21 pm

I’m a huge cheese fan, but I don’t think I’ve ever had cheese curds, it’s not something I’ve really heard of before. But these look very tasty x

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Anosa January 26, 2021 - 4:13 pm

I just bought an air fryer and can not wait to try out a few of your recipes include this one. I am always inspired when I visit your blog.

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Jo | My Anxious Life January 27, 2021 - 3:16 pm

These look AMAZING! I’m obsessed with cheese like this, from mozzerella sticks to breaded brie, but I never thought about cooking them in an air fryer, so much healthier!

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emma January 28, 2021 - 7:04 pm

Oh my gosh, they look incredible!!! My daughter would love them too! I keep think about buying an air fryer…

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