It’s the final week of August, and that i’m missing Minnesota real bad at this time. Within the last four years, Evan and I've been visiting Minneapolis in this perfect season, and visiting the Minnesota Condition Fair is among the highlights. They've a lot of crazy items to eat but my personal favorite is definitely an old classic: fried cheese curds. So although we’re away from the land of the 1000 ponds, I believed I’d allow it to be in your own home to feel a bit more linked to Minnesota. Plus my amazing friend Carrie introduced me back real cheese curds while she was at Northern Minnesota! Plus a lot of other awesome Minnesotan treats.
This can be a picture from the Minnesota Condition Fair cheese curds from the couple years back, you can observe more pictures in the fair by hitting “places” after which hitting Minnesota Condition Fair.
Recipe following the jump.
Fried Cheese Curds
(recipe in the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery)
- 16-oz package of fresh white-colored cheddar cheese curds (certainly regional and you may’t have them everywhere- I hear you can find online or buy at Murray’s in New york city)
- 2/3 cup dairy
- ½ cup flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2-4 cups corn oil for frying
1. Help make your batter. Combine the milk, flour, baking powder, and salt. Don’t put greater than the ¼ teaspoon salt otherwise they'll be too salty, because the curds have natural saltiness for them.
2. Coat the curds completely in batter. When they’re not coated good enough, the cheese will melt and explode into burnt bits after they hit the oil. I learned hard way.
3. Heat your oil inside a heavy pot until an in-depth fry thermometer reaches 350-375 levels. Then stop by your curds, ensuring they’re not sticking together, 8-10 at any given time and fry for any minute, until they’re golden.
4. Remove in the oil having a slotted spoon and permit to empty a few of the oil on the paper towel-lined dish.
5. Serve with Leinenkugels (a scrumptious beer from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin that's offered liberally in the Condition Fair - Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss may be the epitome of summertime in Minnesota beer) or some Minnesotan beer and revel in!!