Deep-Fried Cheese Bites Recipe
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Deep-Fried Cheese Bites Recipe

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Cheese curds or cubes dipped in flour and beer, then fried, lack only a good supply of crinkly toothpicks to turn them into a vanishing act. —Katie Rose, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 pound cheese curds or cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup beer
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 257 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Place 1/4 cup flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add cheese curds, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk beer and remaining flour. Dip cheese curds, a few at a time, into batter and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Deep-Fried Cheese Bites in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p49

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SandraMcClure User ID: 7924169 116728
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"Tried this with pepper jack cheese. Good recipe but definitely need to freeze the cheese before frying."

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