Recipe courtesy of The Nook

Flaming Hot Cheese Curds

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings



  1. Place 1 cup of the flour in a shallow bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 cups flour, the beer, food dye, red pepper flakes and ghost pepper. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pour enough oil into a 3- to 4-quart saucepan to reach a depth of 3 inches. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until a deep frying/candy thermometer clipped to the side of the pan without touching the bottom registers 350 degrees F.
  3. Dredge the cheese curds in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip the curds into the batter and coat completely, then transfer to the oil. Fry, turning with spiral wire skimmer, until golden brown on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Drain on paper towels and serve with the honey for dipping.