I sure have missed this blog and you guys. I've been slackin this month on posting unfortunately. PJ and I just got back from our vacation in Destin, FL! Let's just say I don't wanna be back in Cincinnati. But more about that vacation later...
You see, last year PJ and I went on a double date with our friends to the Clermont County fair. It was a revolutionary occasion, as it was the first time we ever tried the oh-so-amazing deep fried oreo, and its delicious friend, the deep fried twinkie. I couldn't tell you anything else about that fair except for the joy I found when I discovered those deep fried treats. We were supposed to go again this year, and I was anticipating the day. Waiting for the chance to get my hands and mouth on those deep fried miracles again. But we didn't end up going! I seriously was so distraught. What? You mean I have to wait another year?!
So you can imagine my insanity when I saw Jo's recipe for Deep Fried Twinkies. No, you probably can't even imagine my insanity when I saw that recipe. Pure and utter
Turns out I don't need the Clermont County Fair after all. I'm bringing the county fair to my own kitchen.
Deep Fried Twinkies with Strawberry Topping
Deep Fried Twinkies from Cairns Manor
- 6 Twinkies, frozen overnight
- 4 cups vegetable oil*
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Powdered sugar, for topping
- Strawberry Topping - recipe follows
Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: milk, vinegar, and olive oil. In a separate large bowl, blend together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until smooth.
Dip Twinkie into the batter, rotating until batter covers the entire Twinkie. Place carefully into the hot oil. The Twinkie may float, so you may want to hold it under with a utensil or continuously flip to ensure even browning. Cook until golden brown for 3-4 minutes, turning as needed. Cook 1 or 2 at a time to prevent them from sticking together.
Remove Twinkie(s) to paper towel and drain. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Top with Strawberry Sauce and powdered sugar, and whipped cream if desired.
ever-so-slightly adapted from Our Best Bites
- 1 pint strawberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Wash strawberries and remove leaves. I cut off the ends where the leaves were too and then cut them in half lengthwise.
Thank you, Jo, for letting us re-experience the memories of the summer county fair and its deep fried goodness. In the comforts of our own home. Anytime we want.
Check out my other Secret Recipe Club posts too!
And I also got to cross another item off of my Blog Bucket List... I used that deep fryer I've been meaning to for years :) Take that, bucket list!
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Peace, and bacon grease!