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Deep-Fried Cheese Bites

 Deep-Fried Cheese Bites
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
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place 1/4 cup flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add cheese
  • curds, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 257 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein.