I hate giving this a bad review because I see the other good reviews and it makes me wonder if I did something wrong, but I followed the directions, and this was a train wreck.
I used an indoor deep-fryer for frying. I had the cheese curds sitting out for a day before I used them, as others suggested, and coated them lightly with flour. I made the batter just as it is written and it looked like a thin pancake batter.
I placed 6-8 of the battered cheese curds into the wire strainer that gets dipped into the grease and the curds immediately stuck to the bottom of the strainer. Those were ruined. Then I just plunked the battered curds directly into the oil, and that wasn't much better. The cheese almost immediately starts to ooze out of the coating and into my deep-fryer oil. It made a gigantic mess of my deep-fryer.
After it was all said and done, maybe half of the curds I made actually retained their cheese (I did not over-cook them), and the ones that did retain their cheese weren't good.
In fairness, I admit I used canola oil instead of corn oil because that was what was in my deep fryer. After attempting to make these, I will have to replace the oil because it got destroyed. A LOT of the batter came off the cheese curds while frying.
Maybe I did something wrong, but I love cheese curds and I will not try out this recipe again unless someone can tall me what I did wrong.
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