Patrick Cudahy

The Official Bacon of the Green Bay Packers.

Bacon Crusted Cheese Curds

Bacon Crusted Cheese Curds


Prep Time

15 mins

Total Time

75 mins

Serves

6


Ingredients


  • (1) 14 oz. package of Patrick Cudahy® Thick Sliced Double Smoked Bacon (½ for the crust ½ for the dip)
  • 2 ¼ lbs. Fresh Cheese Curds
  • 1 ½ cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 oz. Fresh Chives

Directions


  • 1. Sauté the Patrick Cudahy® bacon in a pan over medium heat until crisp. Pat dry with a paper towel and mince the bacon. Mix half the bacon with the bread crumbs and set aside.
  • 2. Toss the cheese curds with the vegetable oil and add the flour. Pour the beaten eggs over the curds. Next, coat the curds with the Panko bread crumbs and set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the ranch dressing, chopped chives, and remaining minced bacon. Set aside.
  • 4. You can either pan fry the curds at 350°F for 2-3 minutes or bake at 400°F for 6-10 minutes in a conventional oven.
  • 5. Serve fresh and hot, with the ranch mixture for dipping!
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