Sunday, September 4, 2011

Long, relaxing weekend

Cheese curds.  Usually these are found at state fairs and made so unhealthy but delicious.  I had a package of them in my refrigerator and I originally wanted to do a beer batter on them.  Then I thought about the fat content, oil smell throughout the house, the settlement of them on my hips and thighs and decided to come up with a healthier version.  There aren't the prettiest but they are tasty.

Baked Cheese Curds

1 pkg white cheddar cheese curds - 12 oz
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 tsp cayenne
salt & pepper for your taste

Mix egg in a separate bowl.  Mix together flour, Panko and spices in a 2nd bowl.  Dip cheese curds one by one into the egg mixture and then in the flour mixture and put on a piece of parchment paper in a baking sheet.  Do this to every curd and then put tray in freezer for at least 4 hours.

Bake at 400°F.  Turn after 10 minutes and then bake until cheese is almost oozing out of the crumb casing.