Today’s my brother’s birthday! I know it’s a cheesy post from his cheesy sister lol. I love my brother and so proud of everything he’s accomplished! These are a little fancier than how I normally make fried cheese curds, but I loved the flavor. The boys in my house where on the fence about the seasoning added to the coating. I think we all agree the bell pepper tasted really good with the coating, but we like the traditional deep fried cheese curds.
Air Fryer Cheese Curds
(Adapted from airfried.com)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
8 ounces cheese curds
Add the flour and salt to a shallow dish and whisk to combine.
Add the eggs to a second shallow dish and whisk well until smooth.
Add the panko, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to a third shallow dish and whisk to combine.
Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
While the air fryer is preheating, dip each cheese curd first into the flour, then egg, and then the Panko.
Place the breaded cheese curds onto a baking sheet and spritz with oil spray. Spritz the air fryer basket with oil spray/
Arrange the cheese curds in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may need to work in batches.
Air fry for 4-6 minutes, checking around the 4 minute mark and watching every 1 minute after.
Cheese curds should be golden brown and crispy on the outside and the cheese should be melty. We pull these from the air fryer as soon as 1 or 2 have bits of cheese leaking out.
Let sit for 1-2 minutes in the air fryer before serving.
Air fryer tend to cook a bit differently, so we check these at the 4 minute mark and just keep a close eye on them. They go pretty quickly.
Serve with ranch dressing as a dip.