Deep Fried It's It

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For those of you East of the Rockies, I should explain. An It's It is essentially an ice cream sandwhich made with oatmeal cookies and covered in a chocolate shell. It is utterly delicious as it is. There is not too much you could do to improve such a regional delicacy; short of deep frying it. Thus, I have decided to deep fry one.

Deep frying an ice cream treat is no easy proposition. You want it to sit in the fryer long enough that the outer shell cooks, but not so long that the inner ice cream melts. To accomplish this, you either need the fryer to be incredibly hot, or the ice cream to be incredibly cold. I decided to go the route of incredibly cold.

The trick to making this delicacy is liquid nitrogen. This gets it cold enough that you can then batter, and fry it without worrying about it melting. For added flair, I decided to coat the cake batter with a generous coating of Oreo crumbs. This was definately a nice added touch.

This is perhaps one of the most delicious things that I have ever eaten.

It truly is it.
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Step 1: Go Get Stuff

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For the Cryofrying:

(x1) It's It
(x1) Gallon of peanut oil
(x1) A quart of liquid nitrogen

For the Cake Batter:

(x1) 2 cups Flour
(x1) 1 tsp Baking Powder
(x1) 1 cup Milk
(x1) 2 eggs
(x1) 1/4 cup sugar

For the outer shell:

(x1) Package of Oreos

Specialized Equipment:

(x1) Large dewer (for liquid nitrogen containment)
(x1) Small dewar (for easy handling)
(x1) Large metal bowl
(x1) Deep frier (for frying)
(x1) Leather work gloves (for safety)
(x1) Face Shield (also for safety)
(x1) Metal tongs
(x1) Candy thermometer
(x2) Ziplock bags

Step 2: Start the Fryer

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Put the oil in the fryer.

Get the temperature in the fryer up to a balmy 375 degrees fahrenheit.

Step 3: Make the Batter

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Mix together the ingredients for the cake batter.

(picture and batter courtesy of Carleyy and her delicious Deep Fried S'mores)
Lindie10 months ago
Where did you ever learn your cooking skills? That looks good!!!
randofo (author)  Lindie10 months ago
I learned how to cook with liquid nitrogen from my mother.
simplebeep10 months ago
You've made me nostalgic for many summer days kicking back in Petrolia with an It's-It.
If only they could be found in Salt Lake.
Ranie-K10 months ago
Great photos!
randofo (author)  Ranie-K10 months ago
sunny hobbes10 months ago
where does one get liquid nitrogen?
randofo (author)  sunny hobbes10 months ago
The hard part is getting the dewar. Once you have the containment unit, you just google for local liquid nitrogen suppliers.
Kaiven10 months ago
I've always wondered, what's the best way to flip something in oil?
randofo (author)  Kaiven10 months ago
I used metal tongs.
GorillazMiko10 months ago
West coast represent!
M.C. Langer10 months ago
Ooooh... delicious!!!

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