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Deep fried butter - really??!!!

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Anyone had any? It just boggles the mind.

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  1. I have made it, and it is fantastic. Never thought of dusting it with powdered sugar though. That sounds good. Anyways, if you want to try it, my version was basically to freeze cubes of butter, then batter them tempura style and deep fry. The crust forms, then the butter melts. Let them cool a bit before eating. It reminds me of a warm buttery biscuit.

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    1. re: ktb615

      Hmm, I love buttered biscuits. Maybe I should be more open-minded. How big of a cube of butter?

      1. re: hsk

        You could use any size I guess. I forget exactly how big mine were, but if you take a standard stick of butter and cut it at the 2T mark and then cube that to 8 pcs I think that would be a good start.

      1. It's a big hit at the State Fair of Texas

        1. Goodness me - that sounds GOOD!

          1. Sounds like the perfect product for Paula Deen to be spokeswoman for!

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            1. re: anniemax

              paula actually made deep fried butter in an episode of paula's party a few years ago.

              1. re: butterqueen

                Yes, it's all part of her unholy alliance with cardiac doctors and diabetes medicine makers.

            2. Combining this idea w/ the frozen egg yolk in ravioli, I'm wondering if frying a battered frozen egg yolk would give you that oozy dripping egg yolk in a fried batter.

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              1. re: chowser

                Yea, the egg yolk would work.
                As far as the butter is concerned, it's one of those "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" moments.

                1. re: bushwickgirl

                  It's sort of like Chicken Kiev, without the chicken.

              2. Is this for real??? How and why would anyone deep fry butter, that is so so sick.

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                1. re: dolly52

                  Hmmmm, I wonder if you can wrap it in bacon?