deep fried cadbury creme egg I'm not sure if you've heard the news, but deep fried Cadbury Creme Eggs are an important part of a balanced diet. They are a terrific source of sugar, calories, and saturated fat and greatly reduce your chances of avoiding a heart attack and a diabetic coma.

Does this deep fried chocolate confection sound like something you'd like to put directly into your digestive tract? If the answer is "yes" (which, if you have a tongue, then OF COURSE it is), then you have two choices: You can either sample one in the United Kingdom where a certain chip shop owner, Martyn Bilby, is selling them in the days leading up to Easter, or you can make your own. The choice is yours ...

Some locals are reacting in horror to the decadent, calorie-laden treat (each one has 350 calories to be exact). But Bilby himself defends it to the grave:

I'm not saying they are healthy, but it is something for a treat ... There are a lot of foods where if you eat too much of them it is bad for you, but I see these as just a treat for Easter.

And when you compare it to other Easter treats -- giant chocolate bunnies, peanut butter eggs, PEEPS for gawd's sake -- is a deep fried Cadbury egg really so bad? I knew I could bring you over to the dark side. Here's how to make your own:

Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Eggs

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep frying

Chill eggs in fridge. Whisk together next 6 ingredients to create a creamy batter. Heat oil to around 350-375 degrees. Coat eggs in batter. Carefully lower eggs into batter and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

Would you eat a deep fried Cadbury Creme Egg?

 

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