Have you ever heard anything about fried cheese curd from Milwaukee/Wisconsin? If not, then it is time to do so. Hello and welcome to my ninth episode from eat-the-world. Just like the last episode (KFC from Korea), it takes me – thank god – once again to a country outside of Europe. Not that Europe is less interesting in cultural and culinary cases, however, I am personally more interested in countries the further they are away. Curtains up for the United States of America and the biggest city in the state of Wisconsin: Milwaukee!
Lauren from Milwaukee
After a long and hard search (just like every week), luckily, Lauren from Milwaukee texted me. Lauren is married to her High school love – reminds me of some cheesy Hollywood film 😊. She is a mother to two dogs and a CPA (I had to google it first: auditor) in the day and furniture ennobler and blogger at night. She loves to travel, craft things herself and help people to earn money with their side ventures. Click here for her blog: Fixshetup.com
She also told me a lot about her hometown and the state of Wisconsin:
Milwaukee is a beautiful city at the shore of Lake Michigan. The name itself means “beautiful” or “pleasant land” which I think is appropriate. Among the best sights are the art museum, the lakeside and almost every local beer brewery. As some may know, Milwaukee has been a beer metropolis for a long time. If you are visiting Milwaukee in summer, you might also go to the world’s biggest music festival called “Summerfest”. Bands from all over the country come and play during the 2-week festival at the lakeside. It is the perfect environment for music lovers. The people here are in general very nice. This midwestern state has a reputation as being a great place to raise a family.
In General, Wisconsin is well known for beer, sausage and cheese. There were many Polish and German immigrants when the state was founded and many of their traditions appear in our daily life and food. Here, the Polish sausage became a main part of our city, especially in summer. Wisconsin is also a big milk state and therefore you can find a lot of cheese and pudding (ice cream).
Fried cheese curds from Wisconsin
In every shop in Wisconsin it is possible to buy cheese curds, but you can also make them at home. However, you need many ingredients and I didn’t know where I could buy them. Excuse me please.Here is a recipe, showing you how you can make them yourself. Lauren said that it is possible to also use Cheddar as it almost tastes the same. I decided to go with a spicier cheddar and a local beer which is known for its spicy and bitter taste.
Ingredients Fried cheese curds from Wisconsin
For approx. 12 people
- 1kg cheese curds (alternatively: Cheddar or Mozzarella)
- 4 t milk
- 3/4 cup beer
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 7-9 cups rape seed oil
Preparation Fried cheese curds from Wisconsin
Put the oil in a fryer or deep-frying pan and heat it up. In the meantime, mix the milk, the Beer, 2 eggs and a pinch of salt. Break the cheddar into pieces, pour it to the batter and mix it a little bit, so the pieces are completely covered. As soon as the oil is hot, place the pieces in the pan and fry them until they have a golden-brown colour.
Bon Appetit and enjoy the meal 😉
Thank you very much Lauren for the really nice video messages. ☺️
Next Sunday, as usual we will travel to the next country. I am already looking forward to it!
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