Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Deep Fried Chocolate?

So lately I've been trying to come up with a way to use all of those horrible chocolates we receive for Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day. You know the ones I'm talking about, those "boxed" chocolates with their strange creamy centers, and even those awful chocolate covered cherries. Well, I think I have the answer.

Driving home I passed a KFC and it got me thinking how we here in the south just love to fry everything. We'll fry turkeys, oysters, Snicker Bars, Twinkies, even icecream... the list goes on and on ad nauseam. So why not fry up chocolate covered cherries? Sometime later this week I plan on breaking out my deep fryer and frying up a box of chocolates. I need to find the right batter that will hold the chocolate and keep it from becoming a total mess. Also, I need to try different oils. Would peanut oil heat and taste better than lets say a vegetable oil? Should be a fun experiment and I will definitely keep you posted on my progress. If you have any tips I would much appreciate them...hey you might even make it in my next blog. 


Christina said...

That's great! I can't wait to read about it.

My suggestion would be to freeze the chocolates solid before deep-frying.

Funny, I was running yesterday and I thought about deep-fried cheesecake cubes!

jj said...

Hmmmm....frying chocolate; fascinating idea. I wish I had some good tips but I can't imagine how one would go about this w/o it melting all over the place. I'll look forward to a follow up on this one, thanks!

Neen said...

Thank God, someone is figuring out what to do with all that shlocky chocolate! With such an abundance of it out there, there must be some way to make it delicious. Any ideas other than frying?

Mark by Chocolate said...

I take my seconds, my wonderful chocolates that are slightly marred, and I make ice cream out of them. Many of my flavors come from my ice cream flavors and so I figured, uhmba, it's the circle of flavor. Uhmba. Uhmba.

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

HA! I have a freezer stockpiled with such leftover chocolates from both my roommate and myself and just want to clear the space. This is a great idea, I hope you post how it went for you. The best deep-fried confection I've ever had - fried oreo at a NJ flea market. Marvelous.