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Nice crispy fried milk

Recipe for Fried Milk

Crispy delicious snacks that pair perfectly with an afternoon tea latte, this fried milk or fried milk custard cubes to be exact, are just so good that anyone would crave for more. They are golden and crisp on the outside, yet soft and melting inward. Better yet, the scent is just so inviting with egg, butter and whole milk. Definitely not your typical dairy
Course Appeizer, Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author Victoria


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup bread crumb
  • Oil for frying
  • Nonstick square pan parchment lined or silicone mold - preferred


  • Separate 2 yolks from their whites.
  • Fluff 2 egg yolks till color change, add sugar, beat some more to mix.
  • Now turn to stir or the slowest mode while adding in 1 1/2 cup of milk.
  • In another container, stir to fully mix 1/4 cup of milk with 1/2 cup cornstarch, make sure it is free of clumps.
  • Use a wide sauce pan or wok on medium/low heat, pour the liquid milk/egg into this sauce pan and heat until hot. Do not boil, keep stirring to prevent overflowing.
  • Add butter to pan then stirring constantly while adding the milk/starch mixture.
  • Keep stirring (use a balloon whisk might help) to prevent sticking to the pan bottom.
  • Stirring in circular motion, fold and repeat until it is solidified into custard-like thickness.
  • Carefully spoon into you mold, use the back of your spatula to spread and even them out.
  • Let sit to cool off at room temperature, then chill in your fridge for 2-3 hours.


  • Once the milk custard is hard enough, remove from mold and cut into desirable/bite sizes, for example cube or use mini cup cake mold to avoid cutting.
  • Add bread crumbs into food processor/mill and finely process them. Add a pinch of salt and pepper if you like too.
  • Remove any uneven or bubbling surface, carve them if you want.
  • Gently, with your fingers, dip a milk cube into egg yolk then roll several routes inside breadcrumb to ensure full coverage.
  • Repeat with all other pieces of milk custard.
  • When finished, deep fry them all.
  • Enjoy these as snacks or appetizer, perfectly pair with some tea latte