Once the nuggets are cold and firmed up, you have a choice to either fry them immediately or neatly place them in freezer-safe bags for future use.

TO FRY:

In a medium pot or oil fryer, heat enough oil to deep fry them.

Heat your oil to about 300-325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Any lower, and your nuggets will sit in oil and get overly greasy.

Too hot, you risk burning your breadcrumbs even before getting a chance to thoroughly melt your cottage cheese.

Fry the nuggets within that temperature range, about 2 big nuggets at a time. Do not overcrowd your fryer. Fry them for approximately 3 minutes on each side. 6-10 minutes total.You want to fry them long enough that you give the cottage cheese time to melt properly and turn creamy, if not you be left with a very lumpy nugget.

Once fried, transfer them to a wire rack to drain off any excess dripping oil.

Serve immediately while hot.

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