How To Make Deep Fried Twinkie

If you’ve ever come across this delightful delicacy you’ve probably wondered how to make deep fried twinkie. Twinkies themselves are an American classic. And one thing that we are known for is taking something great and making it better by throwing it in oil and creating an incredibly unhealthy, yet ridiculously delicious combination. Before we get into how to make deep fried twinkies, let’s dive into this little snack first.

how to make deep fried twinkie

What is a Twinkie Anyway?

The word Twinkie comes from the word “Twin(k)”. A Twinkie is a sponge cake similar to a Hostess product. The Twinkie has been around for nearly 100 years and was created in 1930 by James Dewar, a manager of Continental Bakeries. The Twinkie has been widely publicized since appearing on the popular television show “Portlandia”.

The Deep Fried Twinkie

There are many ways to make a deep fried Twinkie. Deep fried twinkies can be made by dipping the twinkies in pancake batter and then frying them, or filling them with custard and then frying them. Another way is to fill the twinkies with vanilla pudding and then fry them. Finally another way is to take a twinkie, dip it in a batter of cornmeal and then fry it.

One origin story of deep fried twinkies is from Texas. According to this origin story, Joe Pigza was the creator of the first deep fried twinkie. People discovered how good it was by accident. It is said that the batter was meant for French fries but they were too thick so they just threw them in the deep fryer. The twinkies are now eaten as snacks at carnivals, fairs, and other venues.

That being said, there are many different ways to fry up a twinkie. One popular method is using an electric skillet or frying pan on medium heat with butter or vegetable oil until they’re golden brown. Another option is less likely to produce heartburn: use one cup of canola oil heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about six minutes per side. No matter your choice in oil, be sure to avoid olive or coconut oils. They may bring unwanted flavors to the party.

Paula Deen’s Deep Fried Twinkies

Deep fried Twinkies aren’t just popular in Texas. On October 3rd, 2011, Paula Deen herself posted a recipe for deep fried twinkies on Food Network’s website . Here it is: 

1 package of store-bought angel food cake (the type that comes in a tube)

  1. Preheat oil to 350°F. Slice each twinkie into five thin slices, and cut the tip off of one end of a twinkie so it can stand upright on a plate when finished frying.
  2. Place the twinkies into the hot oil for about 1 minute, then remove them from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain.
  3. Mix together 2 cups of twinkie filling with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until it makes a thick but spreadable frosting.
  4. Spread this mixture over each twinkie, top with a second twinkie, and enjoy!

When served this way, they’re more likely to resemble an ice cream sandwich than a fried twinkie. This is another option if you want to avoid the lard-induced heartburn that comes from traditional deep fried Twinkies recipes. However, frying gives it that special crunchy texture that just isn’t the same without the lard. That being said, you can find a fried twinkie anywhere that sells deep fried treats. They’re just as popular as corndogs and funnel cakes at carnivals and fairs across America.

Despite its origin in rural Texas, deep fried Twinkies have long since spread to other areas of the country and can be found in many different varieties. Some places use corndog batter instead of pancake mix for a surprising variation on the usual twinkie recipe. Other variations include adding sprinkles, chocolate sauce, or other additional goodies to make them even more delicious. Regardless of your location or how it’s served, there’s no denying that deep fried Twinkies are an American classic.

 

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