Air Fried Cheese Curds

Air Fried Cheese Curds

Air Fried Cheese Curds


4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 12 ounces L&B White Cheddar Cheese Curds
  • Cooking spray
  • Marinara sauce or ranch salad dressing, optional dipping sauces


  1. Heat air fryer to 350 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper.

  2. Place the flour in a medium, shallow bowl. Lightly beat eggs in a separate medium, shallow bowl. Combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in another medium, shallow bowl.

  3. Dredge the cheese curds, a few at a time, in flour. Then dip them in the eggs and coat them with the crumb mixture. Shake off any excess coating between steps.

  4. Place the coated curds on the prepared pan.

  5. Just before placing them in the air fryer basket, lightly spritz the first batch of curds with cooking spray. Refrigerate the remaining curds until you’re ready to fry them.

  6. Arrange the prepared curds in a single layer in the fryer basket. Set a timer for 5-7 minutes. Fry the curds for 3 minutes, and then remove the basket and flip the curds. Cook 2-4 minutes longer or until the curds are light brown, crispy, and beginning to melt.

  7. Repeat with remaining curds, starting with a light spritz of cooking spray.

  8. Serve in a bowl or parchment-lined basket with dipping sauces.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.