OH MY GOD I AM TIRED OF STUDYING.
I apologize profusely for the wait; studying has filled all my time and I’m not sure that it helped that much.
Anyway, though, I got a serious hankering today for the heart attack of heart attacks–the deep-fried Reese’s Cup!
If you haven’t tried it, you completely cannot knock it. This is the dessert to end all desserts. Served warm, it’s like a corndog shell wrapped around melty chocolate-peanut butter heaven. It’s incredibly yummy, and incredibly easy to make.
To start, freeze your Reese’s. Seriously. Freeze. For like 30-60 minutes. Otherwise things will not go well. Next, mix up some basic batter from egg, oil, milk, and flour. I added a little extra flour to thicken the batter so the chocolate wouldn’t leak out when frying.
Toss the batter into the fridge to further thicken the batter. Then pour about 3″ of vegetable oil into a large saucepan and start the heat on medium to medium-high. Let the oil heat to just above 350ºF, then bring out the batter and your first cup. Dip the cup in the batter, then place it in the oil when the temperature reaches 375ºF. Fry to a dark golden brown, flipping every few seconds, and remove from the oil. It’s a quick process–something like 10 seconds a side. I had issues flipping the cups, so I resorted to grabbing them with tongs and holding one side to the oil and then the other. And that’s it!
I would definitely look out for an upcoming Free Food Day power-hour if you are in Atlanta this week. Perhaps you will get a chance to taste these babies! If you want to find out about Free Food Day events, sign up for the mailing list under the Events page on our website. You can also find out information by Liking the Facebook Page and following the Twitter feed via the links in the sidebar. Until next time!
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Chill Reese’s in freezer. Mix eggs, oil, and milk, then beat in flour. Chill batter in refrigerator. Heat oil to 375ºF; at just over 350ºF, begin dipping the first cup in the batter, then place in the oil. Fry to dark golden brown on both sides and remove. Repeat for each cup.