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Deep fried butter - really??!!!

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hsk Oct 14, 2009 08:28 PM

http://www.economist.com/world/united...

Anyone had any? It just boggles the mind.

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    ktb615 RE: hsk Oct 14, 2009 08:42 PM

    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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      hsk RE: ktb615 Oct 14, 2009 08:59 PM

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

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        ktb615 RE: hsk Oct 16, 2009 06:19 PM

        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.

    2. edible complex RE: hsk Oct 14, 2009 08:52 PM

      Good Lard!

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        roro1831 RE: hsk Oct 15, 2009 06:41 AM

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

        1. NellyNel RE: hsk Oct 15, 2009 08:48 AM

          Goodness me - that sounds GOOD!

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            anniemax RE: hsk Oct 15, 2009 09:52 AM

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

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              butterqueen RE: anniemax Oct 15, 2009 07:16 PM

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

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                FrankD RE: butterqueen Oct 16, 2009 07:38 PM

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

            2. chowser RE: hsk Oct 16, 2009 06:52 PM

              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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                bushwickgirl RE: chowser Oct 17, 2009 01:43 PM

                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.

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                  coll RE: bushwickgirl Oct 17, 2009 01:54 PM

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

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                dolly52 RE: hsk Oct 18, 2009 09:11 PM

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

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                  LabRat RE: dolly52 Oct 20, 2009 11:08 AM

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

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