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Air Fryer Cheese Curds

Air Fryer Cheese Curds

Learn how to make crispy and delicious fried cheese curds with this easy recipe using your at home air fryer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried cheese curds, air fryer cheese curds, are cheese curds keto
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 611kcal
Author Bon Appeteach


  • 1 lb. Cheese Curds
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 cup Flour sub with 1:1 with gluten free flour
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs (sub with pork panko or gluten free bread crumbs as needed)
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoky Paprika
  • Non-Stick Spray as needed


  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix it together and set it aside.
  • Set up three shallow bowls for dredging your cheese curds.
  • In the first bowl, add the flour and set it aside.
  • In the second bowl, beat the two eggs and the water together.
  • In the third bowl, add the panko crumbs (sub with pork rind panko crumbs or gluten free crumbs if needed).
  • Divide the seasoning mixture between the flour and the panko. Use a fork or whisk to season the two mixtures.
  • Start by dipping your cheese curd, into the flour until dusted and coated. Then dip into the egg wash and then into the panko. Place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate. Repeat this step until all the curds are coated.
  • Place them into the freezer for 45- 60 minutes. They need to be frozen before going into the air fryer (or they will melt and not gold their shape).
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Once preheated, add the cheese curds in an even layer into the air fryer basket.
  • Spray the top with a non-stick spray of choice lightly and then cook for 4 minutes. Flip them half way over and spray lightly again on the other side and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Remove from your air fryer and serve with your favorite sauces (I like marinara or BBQ ranch dressing).


Make these keto and low carb friendly with pork rind "bread" crumbs!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1109mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 554mg | Iron: 1mg