I've heard about these fat little snacks in my travels, and every time the reviews have always been positive. So one Friday afternoon a few of us got together and gave it a crack. Behold! The Deep Fried Mars Bar! (with recipe!). By the time we'd eaten about 20, we had a truckload of batter left over and wondered how big a ball of batter we could make from it. Believe me, if you haven't tried a Deep Fried Mars Bar yet, try one, they're frickin' awesome!
From: Nathan's Camera
First, the recipe. Nathan found this one, sounded easy enough so we gave it a shot. I think we multiplied the ingredients by 5. (yes, there was a metric crapload of leftover batter!). Doesn't matter, we had fun with it, as you'll see later ;)
Deep Fried Mars Bars Ingredients
Deep Fried Mars Bars Method:
- 1 Mars Bar or Milky Way
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup corn flour
- A pinch of bicarbonate of soda Milk or beer
- Oil for deep frying
Chill the chocolate bar by keeping it in the fridge, but don't freeze it.
Mix the flours and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) together.
Add milk (traditional) or beer (which gives a lighter result) until you get a batter with the consistency of thin cream. (we used Water... bah)
Heat the oil until a small piece of bread will brown in a few seconds, but don't allow to smoke.
Remove wrapper from chilled chocolate bar.
Coat completely in batter.
Carefully lower into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
Serve, with ice cream or french fries, if you're so inclined. Of course, if you want to be sophisticated, you can cut the bar into bite-sized pieces before coating in batter. (or use the mini ones like we did)
So without further adieu, here are the pics!
Blending the ingredients (didn't have a beater)
Little bit of fork stirring
Unwrapping the mini Mars bars
We figured we'd use Mini Mars Bars so more people could try. Personally I think you're better off using the mini ones, they're easier to handle in the fryer and you don't lose as much if you screw it up
The first victim
Into the fryer it goes! (Note: how clean the oil is now)
The first fried Mars bar appears!
A couple of failures
They've got mohawks!
No matter what we tried, we always got the Mohawk. No idea how to fix that.... if you know post a comment!
The tasty TASTY cross section
The best thing about Deep Fried Mars Bars is by the time they're golden brown, the inside softens into this wonderful, hot, squishy caramel/chocolate mix that tastes absolutely divine! zomg I'm salivating writing this...
These ones we fried, dipped again, then fried again! Double dipped!
Yes, double dipped. Fry it once, you get the little Mohawk versions you've seen earlier. Take those, dip them in batter again, then deep fry again to get a much larger fried Mars bar! (they looked like mini octopus'... tee hee!)
We got bored, so we started frying the leftovers (Note: how burnt the oil became! Oops!)
It was right about here when we figured the oil was too far burnt to bother recycling, and we were over deep frying things, so it was time for Kitchen experiments! What's the biggest batter ball we could make?
... and dipping, and refrying...
the final fry
in it all goes!
Thumbs up from Nathan!
This thing weighed a good few kilos. It was hard to tell, but you really had to have a good grip on that fry tray otherwise splashy splashy into the hot oil... which of course = bad...
The final product!
It kinda turned out like a giant dumpling
If you look closely, you can see the layers upon layers of fried batter. Mmm tasty!
If you haven't tried this, go out now, NOW and get some in your belly. So bad, yet soooooo good!