Just when you think it’s impossible to come up with the ultimate artery clogging confection, we stumble upon this year’s State Fair sensation: Fried Butter!
Yes, you can actually fry butter!
The Food Network’s resident butter lover Paula Deen has created her own recipe for fried butter balls, incorporating a little cream cheese into the mix.
Intrigued? We’ve printed the recipe, just in case you want to try them yourself.
Let us know how they are…
Paula Deen’s Fried Butter Balls
2 sticks of butter
2 oz. cream cheese
Salt and pepper
1 egg beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Peanut oil, for frying
Cream the butter, cream cheese and salt and pepper in the electric mixer until smooth. Use a small ice cream scoop or melon baller to form 1” balls. Arrange them on a sheet pan lined with wax paper and freeze until solid.
Coat the frozen balls in flour, egg and then bread crumbs and freeze again until solid.
Preheat the oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees.
Fry balls for 10-15 seconds until golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.
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