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The Daily Meal Logo By Dan Myers of The Daily Meal | Slide 2 of 21: Cheese curls, many breakfast cereals, some types of pasta, and lots of other foods wouldn’t be able to exist without a device called an extruder, which pushes a slurry of grain mash or dough through a funnel and into the desired shape. The extruder that gave us cheese curls actually got its start as a device that was intended to crush grain for animal feed. When a Flakall Company employee named Edward Wilson noticed that wet corn kernels (which were run through the machine to keep it from clogging) were coming out ground into a tube-like shape, he took some home, fried them, and discovered that they tasted really good. After some tinkering, cheese curls were born.

Cheese Curls

Cheese curls, many breakfast cereals, some types of pasta, and lots of other foods wouldn’t be able to exist without a device called an extruder, which pushes a slurry of grain mash or dough through a funnel and into the desired shape. The extruder that gave us cheese curls actually got its start as a device that was intended to crush grain for animal feed. When a Flakall Company employee named Edward Wilson noticed that wet corn kernels (which were run through the machine to keep it from clogging) were coming out ground into a tube-like shape, he took some home, fried them, and discovered that they tasted really good. After some tinkering, cheese curls were born.

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