Tuesday, August 3, 2010

PB Day 30 - What a Long Strange Trip it's been...

Okay, so...here we are.
We have mowed through some peanut butter recipes, right?

We've made about everything out of peanut butter...soup, salad dressing, marinade, cookies, milkshakes...we even made our own peanut butter and burnt up a blender!

Yup, Amy...I think you should feel satisfied that you covered a wide array of recipes with peanut butter...

There is one thing though...

What's that?

One thing I haven't done with peanut butter...

Oh, yeah?

Yeah, I didn't fry it.

You mean like donuts? Empanadas?

Nope, I mean like Fried Peanut Butter.


Like Texas-State-Fair-entry worthy.

You're kidding, right?

Nope...just hide. and. watch.

Peanut butter, cream cheese...mix together.Shape into balls. I used my handy-dandy cookie scoop, then split the scoops in half...

Throw them in the freezer for a couple of hours...they have to be hard.

I used 1 cup buttermilk and 1 cup flour with 1 tbsp corn starch.
Mixed those together and made a batter. A weird batter, but...a batter, nonetheless.
Take a frozen peanut butter ball and stab it with a skewer.
Roll in the batter...
Then...fry that sucker!
This is peanut oil at 350

The whole skewer thing got really annoying, so I dumped the rest in the batter then carefully dropped them in the hot oil. Much more efficient. Much quicker. Much more Amy-like.

Aren't they cute?
Little fried heart attacks...

Look at the inside: peanut butter heaven!
I decided they needed some powdered sugar and some sauce...
That's my strawberry compote, aka melted strawberry jelly.

Take a dip, ya'll.
Amy. Dubya. Tee. Eff.

Dude, it's all good. Trust me. It ain't no everyday snack or anything...but for fun? For a party? Can't you just see everyone standing around stabbing fried peanut butter? Best party of the year!

Wanna try it? Here's the recipe
Fried Peanut Butter
Adapted from a recipe found at Tasty Kitchen

1/2 cup peanut butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup flour
1 tsp cornstarch
1 cup buttermilk
Peanut Oil, for frying
Powdered sugar for dusting
Strawberry sauce.

Mix the peanut butter and cream cheese. Scoop into small balls, freeze for at least 2 hours. Mix together flour and cornstarch, add butter milk. Dip the frozen peanut butter balls in the batter, carefully drop into peanut oil that has been heated to 350. Dry on paper towels, dust with powdered sugar. Eat as is or dip in melted strawberry preserves.

Now, the only thing that would have made this better is bacon. Hmmm...

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