We wanted to fry up something a little unorthodox, and thought that the best way to do that would be by making a street fair fan favorite – the Fried Twinkie. We have had our eye on these for some time now, and couldn't wait any longer to bring you another deliciously yummy treat straight from the fair grounds.
- 1 box of Twinkies
- 3 cups of Drum Rock Products Fis-Chic
- 1 cup of water
- Oil for frying
1. This recipe seems to work best with Twinkies that are slightly stale, so we opened up the ones we were using and let them sit for a day (at least).
2. Fill the fryolator with oil and turn to 375° F.
3. Add about a cup of dry Fis-Chic to a bowl; in a second bowl, add about 2 cups Fis-Chic and slowly mix in about 1 cup of water until desired consistency is reached (you want a thick, pancake-like batter so you get a good coat).
4. Dust all Twinkies with a light coat of dry Fis-Chic; shake off excess before transferring to batter mix.
5. Once the oil is up to temp, working with one Twinkie at a time, use a fork to coat all sides with the wet batter. Once covered, hold the Twinkie on the fork and allow excess batter to drip off before carefully placing in the oil. To make it easier, fry only one Twinkie at a time.
6. Each one will take around 2-3 minutes to cook. They float, so once the outside layer is firm, use tongs to hold the Twinkie under the oil so it cooks all the way through.
7. Once golden brown, remove to a paper towel/plate; allow to cool slightly before eating.
Try them with a dusting of powdered sugar or some cinnamon. If you’re really looking to kick it up a notch, a drizzle of chocolate or raspberry sauce would be just delectable. These definitely are not a daily indulgence, but a decadent dessert every once in awhile can’t hurt.
Twinkies were almost lost forever, and while they are far from the healthiest of foods, we’re sure there are plenty of sweet tooths out there who panicked at the thought of them disappearing altogether. So treat yourself to a deliciously warm Twinkie wrapped in a light and crispy layer of Drum Rock. It will surely be worth it!