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Old 01-17-2005, 03:25 PM   #1
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Scottish Deep Fried Food

Ok, I'm fairly new to this web site, so bear with me in this question, especially if it's been asked before. Is it true that in Scotland you can buy battered, deep-fried candy bars and slices of pizza? I've seen, read, heard this from a lot of sources .... so, just curious.

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Old 01-17-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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Clair you are not so new here. I would consider you an old pro. Wait I take that back. I consider you a pro :)

Yes I have heard the same thing. I saw a show on FoodTV (I think) where they were deep frying everything including candy bars (which you can actually find in the US a lot now) and pizza. They also did a deep fried hard boiled egg. Believe it or not, the host of the show really enjoyed the egg. He did not like the pizza very much though.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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Tyler Florence did do the fried candy bar thing on "Food 911" - Episode FO1D14 - "Fish and Chips". It had to be invented by a mad (drunk) Scot after one too many pints at the end of a football game when he dropped his candy bar into the "fish-n-chip" batter and then after plucking it out dropped it into the deep fryer.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:39 PM   #4
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I love deep fried candy bars! Snickers are my favorite. I use a funnel cake batter or pancake batter. Deep fried Oreos are also at the top of my list!
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Tyler Florence did do the fried candy bar thing on "Food 911" - Episode FO1D14 - "Fish and Chips". It had to be invented by a mad (drunk) Scot after one too many pints at the end of a football game when he dropped his candy bar into the "fish-n-chip" batter and then after plucking it out dropped it into the deep fryer.
That's the way chimichangas where suposebly invented. They where interviewing an old lady who came up with them and the name is a derivation of the spanish curseword she shouted when she accidentally dropped a burrito in the deep frier.

About the candy bars... some one was doing them but they got a major "word of mouth" promotion which gave them urban legend status. Every one wanted to know more about it, so dozens of places started making them to cash in on the curiosity and hype. I doubt they will take them away either, something about the idea just clicks.

Lugaru stares at his frialator... uhm...

Nah, I think Im having salad.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:51 PM   #6
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Heaven knows I don't want to get an argument going on here as to which is the best candy bar to fry - and the best batter to use!
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Me either Michael! Those are just my favorites & I'm sure everyone is diffrent.
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Unfourtunately yes. When I was last over there, visiting family when I was 10 (my god...11 years ago) I made the mistake of ordering pizza at a cosy little takeaway joint somewhere in the mid-north of Scotland.

Hah! Believe my suprise when this...mass...was placed in front of me. Complete with the odd chip that had left floating around in the oil and had stuck itself to the top of the pizza. Trust me, take the oven baked version, your tastebuds and your arteries will thank you.

Other popular things to deep fry over there are of course the Mars bar and Creme Eggs (the chocolate egg that has a filling inside it to make it look like the yolk and white of an egg).

*Shudder*

One good thing I remember from over there that I can't find over here is the Mars popper (juice-box to you Americans).
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(snipped)... and Creme Eggs (the chocolate egg that has a filling inside it to make it look like the yolk and white of an egg).

*Shudder*
Man, I would love to do what with a kiner surprise egg sometime. Mmm... crunchy batter, sweet chocolate and a melted, toxic toy in the middle.

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:29 PM   #10
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I've never tried one, but a lot of people around here eat deep fried pickles.

Someone here at DC (I think Spryte?) has a recipe for deep fried candybars on her website.

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