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   Undertoad  Saturday Dec 18 02:13 PM

12/18/2004: Fried Mars bar a delicacy in Scotland



You take your standard Mars bar, you dip in it batter and then you deep fry it in hot oil. According to official wire service captions, the above delicacy is now widely available in Scottish fish-and-chip shops.



wolf  Saturday Dec 18 02:23 PM

And people make fun of Americans for our dietary choices.



jinx  Saturday Dec 18 04:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
And people make fun of Americans for our dietary choices.
I can't imagine why.


melidasaur  Saturday Dec 18 04:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx
I can't imagine why.

They were selling deepfried cheeseburgers and deep fried banana pudding at the North Carolina State Fair this year.

I've also seen deep fried oreos and moonpies. I refuse to try any of these deep fried "treats."

While they eat a ton of deep fried food in the UK - including pizza - they walk a lot more than we do. It definitely makes up for it.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Dec 18 05:21 PM

Deep fried Mars bar? That's disgusting.
Now a deep fried Snickers...yes, that would be a tasty treat.
I read somewhere the Scots have the highest sugar consumption rate so this would compliment that nicely.



melidasaur  Saturday Dec 18 10:17 PM

A Mars bar in Scotland is more like a Milky Way here, so I guess it would be like the Snickers without the nuts.



wolf  Sunday Dec 19 12:21 AM

Oooooh. Deep fried banana pudding ... mmmmm. Must find ...



Elspode  Sunday Dec 19 02:41 AM

Isn't there anything that is already deep-fried that could be modified in some way and then deep-fried again? That would be even more artery-clogging.



wolf  Sunday Dec 19 02:54 AM

what about double batter dipped deep fried onion rings ... dip 'em fry 'em, redip 'em fry 'em again.

That could be the next big food trend. You heard it here first. We just have to decide on the secret blend of spices for the inner and outer coatings.

Now I wish I had a deep fryer handy ...



York  Sunday Dec 19 03:42 AM

It does look disgusting...but so do deepfried insects....
A bag of deepfried extra fried chips maybe? We can start selling them in small packs....almost like the originals... Or a deepfried coffee? Lots a possibilities there....



Karenv  Sunday Dec 19 04:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Deep fried Mars bar? That's disgusting.
Now a deep fried Snickers...yes, that would be a tasty treat.
I read somewhere the Scots have the highest sugar consumption rate so this would compliment that nicely.
My arteries are hardening just reading about it.

The Scots have the highest sugar consumption in the world? I'd expect the Israelis. At least the Orthodox Jews here have an incredibly high consumption of candy according to a friend who is a dentist in that community. (Most of it is pareve, so you don't have to wait hours after to eat your meat or dairy meal.) Or in Muslim lands where it is believed that sweet delicacies are a foretaste of Heaven.

Couldn't find a percapita sugar consumption list, but Cuba was cited as one of the highest 60-80 kg/capita versus 30-40 here and other sugar-producing countries are higher than industrialized countries.


404Error  Sunday Dec 19 08:11 AM

The other day at work one of the girls said 'try this'. It looked batter dipped and fried so I obligingly ate it, one of those moments where you eat something before you ask what's in it. Turns out it was a fried pickle slice from the fixin's bar and it was surprisingly pretty good! It was a slow night at work so we went on experimenting frying various other tid bits from the pizza toppings bins. Fried mushrooms, sausage chunks, meatballs, broccoli all were tasty but we probably should have stopped before trying fried spinach.



linknoid  Sunday Dec 19 10:10 AM

Fried mushrooms are one of my very favorite foods. When I was in college they would serve them occasionally at the cafeteria and I would always end up eating like 3 or 4 servings of them. They also served fried ocra and fried corn. I accidentally got the corn once by accident, I thought it was pretty nasty, but I guess some people like it.

Fried broccoli and cauliflower are also quite good, and of course cheese. But I can't imagine deep frying anything sweet like that. Yuck. I guess deep fried ice cream is pretty popular too (just do a Google seanch).

My last job we had a deep fryer, and I always wanted to try an egg and see what would happen (just before it got cleaned out, in case it made a mess). It probably would have exploded and mixed in with the oil, but if it worked I wonder if it would be comparable to a hard boiled egg. Or maybe try starting with a hard boiled egg... Anyone ever tried that?



busterb  Sunday Dec 19 10:30 AM

Scotch eggs http://www.britainexpress.com/articl...cotch-eggs.htm



YellowBolt  Sunday Dec 19 11:34 AM

I like the look on that guy's face. Absolutely priceless.

Ever tried yam fries before? You cover a chunk of yam in batter and fry it. Mmm... it's what got me to like eating yams in the first place.



jinx  Sunday Dec 19 12:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by YellowBolt

Ever tried yam firess before? You cover a chunk of yam in batter and fry it. Mmm...
The sweet potato is my favorite piece in a tempura order, but I love it all.




wolf  Sunday Dec 19 01:38 PM

Scotch eggs and corn fritters are food served in heaven. Oh yeah, baby.

You folks probably think that's weird, but most of you don't have scrapple.



404Error  Sunday Dec 19 02:07 PM

"I do not like green eggs and scrapple, I do not like them, Sam I am."


well, you get the point...



jinx  Sunday Dec 19 02:13 PM

Scrapple is nasty.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 19 02:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karenv
My arteries are hardening just reading about it.

The Scots have the highest sugar consumption in the world? I'd expect the Israelis. At least the Orthodox Jews here have an incredibly high consumption of candy according to a friend who is a dentist in that community. (Most of it is pareve, so you don't have to wait hours after to eat your meat or dairy meal.) Or in Muslim lands where it is believed that sweet delicacies are a foretaste of Heaven.

Couldn't find a percapita sugar consumption list, but Cuba was cited as one of the highest 60-80 kg/capita versus 30-40 here and other sugar-producing countries are higher than industrialized countries.
It was a National Geographic article on Scotland and mentioned how the high sugar consumption correlates with the growing practice of giving dentures as a 21st birthday gift but that could be outdated now.
The US peaked in '99 at about 150 lbs per person.
I have a feeling any decline is attributable to the rise in other forms of sweeteners. I bought a jar of peanut butter that had a large notice emblazoned across the jar, "NOW 33% LESS SUGAR". When I compared it to the old jar at home, sugar and corn sweeteners had switched positions on the nutrition label. The calories remained constant which would indicate they upped the corn sweeteners as they lowered the sugar.


zippyt  Sunday Dec 19 11:55 PM

I was going to bring up tempura, but Jinx beat me to it .
Verry easy to make , GREAT camping food , you make up a whole batch of chicken strips or nuggets for the kids , and the adults get to eat the more exotic stuff , 'scroons , onions , squach , shrimp , eggplant , sweet potatos , etc,,,,,, Just use your imagenation
My wife REFUSES to let me make fried twinkes
If you do make tempura for lots of folks , do it out side as it is MESSY !!!!
I use a catfish cooker and a BIG ASS wok we got from a Chinese restraunt that closed down.
Oh and one more tip whear long pants and leather shoes , hot oil poping onto your leg can rune your buzz !!!!



Dotster  Tuesday Dec 21 02:47 PM

fried mars bar

Mars bars, snickers, basically any chocolate bar you like you can have battered and fried over here in UK



capnhowdy  Tuesday Dec 21 06:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyt
I was going to bring up tempura, but Jinx beat me to it .
Verry easy to make , GREAT camping food , you make up a whole batch of chicken strips or nuggets for the kids , and the adults get to eat the more exotic stuff , 'scroons , onions , squach , shrimp , eggplant , sweet potatos , etc,,,,,, Just use your imagenation
My wife REFUSES to let me make fried twinkes
If you do make tempura for lots of folks , do it out side as it is MESSY !!!!
I use a catfish cooker and a BIG ASS wok we got from a Chinese restraunt that closed down.
Oh and one more tip whear long pants and leather shoes , hot oil poping onto your leg can rune your buzz !!!!
Finally- a food that's as dangerous to cook as it is to eat.
I'm starved. Maybe I'll have a couple shots of Wesson to hold me over 'til chow. I gotta try this fried ice cream deal. Interesting. When you cut it open to eat some, I bet it turns into not -so-crispy fried coating breakfast cereal, with extra sugar deboot. Hope my grandkids dont get wind of this................


Sun_Sparkz  Wednesday Mar 30 12:19 AM

We have deep fried Mars Bars all the time here in OZ, its actually quite tasty, and if you only have a small piece.. you really dont notice the quantity of fat you would actually be taking in.

they sell them for 50 cents each here (the fun size mars, not the full size)



OnyxCougar  Wednesday Mar 30 11:33 AM

I was at the Longhorn Steakhouse the other day and they serve deep fried cheesecake. It is served in a big wine-snifter looking bowl with raspberry sauce at the bottom, the cheesecake looking bits mixed in with vanilla icecream, and whipped cream and cherries on the top.

OMG good.



wolf  Wednesday Mar 30 01:30 PM

Oh. My. Gods.

I will be going to a conference that is near a Longhorn next week.

Ooooooh.

Maybe I can go to Longhorn one night, and Chi-Chi's for the fried ice cream the next ...



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Mar 30 07:19 PM

Expense account?



wolf  Thursday Mar 31 03:37 AM

No, although that reminds me I have to write down my mileage for the only type of reimbursement the nuthouse gives on stuff like that.

I have a very dear, traditionally-minded friend who sincerely believes the chick shouldn't pay for anything ...



Vegeta  Thursday Mar 31 10:04 AM

Nasty but true

Yeah, this is far from a "look at the freaky Brits" thing. In my area (around Louisville, KY USA), street festivals fry up Twinkies, Snickers, and other wonderful things I'd rather not think about actually eating.

Although, I was told a couple years ago that I had one while I was trashed...

(Off topic... This is my first post in a couple years. Someone forwarded me the catfish eating a basketball and I remembered how freakin' great the IOTD's are!)


EDIT: Aaaaaaand... I just realized it's a three-month old post. I wonder why it sorted at the top of my list?

*sigh* I'm a newbie all over again.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 2 03:08 AM

Quote:
*sigh* I'm a newbie all over again.
That's OK, we like newbies.


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