Fried Cheese Curd and Wild Mushroom Salad

Enhance your meat dish with a savoury side filled with authentic flavours. This simple yet beautiful salad mixes the richness of fried cheese with the tastes of wild mushrooms, topped with a tangy lemon dressing!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Makes: 8 servings
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  1. Set up deep-fryer in a safe location and heat to 375°F (190°C).

  2. In a bowl, soak cheese curds in buttermilk and let sit at room temperature.

  3. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add oil and sauté mushrooms until golden, approx. 5 minutes.

  4. Add white parts of scallions and cook 1 minute; remove from heat and sprinkle with fondue mix, thyme and pepper.

  5. Mix lemon juice, zest and green parts of the scallions in a bowl; set aside.

  6. Place rice flour in bowl. Remove cheese from buttermilk with slotted spoon and place in the rice flour; shake to coat. Remove from flour and shake off excess.

  7. Deep fry cheese curds in batches until golden; drain on paper towel.

  8. Arrange cheese on mushroom salad. Drizzle with lemon dressing and serve immediately.


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