Gluten-Free Fried Cheese Curds


Crispy, crunchy, gluten-free goodness! Serve these gluten-free cheese curds with ranch or marinara for dipping. Yum!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
11 mins


  • ¼ cup milk, or more as needed

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup grapeseed oil

  • 12 white Cheddar cheese curds


  1. Whisk milk, egg, flour, baking powder, basil, salt, and garlic powder together in a bowl until batter is the consistency of eggnog.

  2. Heat grapeseed oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Coat cheese curds with batter; fry curds, 4 to 5 at a time, in hot oil until golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute small mozzarella balls for the cheese curds if desired.

Substitute vegetable oil for the grapeseed oil if desired.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
20g Fat
9g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 985mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 320mg 25%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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