Quick blogger question: What do you get when you deep fry a cheesecake?HEAVEN! Absolute heaven! There is something about frying a cheesecake wrapped in wonton wrappers (or tortillas - trust me just as good!) that just opens up a whole new world of flavour. I never grew up on fried food, nor is it a norm in my house, but every now and then I do love to indulge in some fried food. It is what Jenny Craig would call "My Days". So, reward yourself tonight and have some indulging fried cheesecake.
Prep time: 25 min Cook Time: 40 min Yield: 8 servings
- 1 pkg (250g) cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 8 square spring roll wrappers (or small flour tortillas)
- Egg wash (1 egg and 1 cup water; use only if using spring rolls)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Chocolate sauce, for garnish
- Whipped cream, for garnish
1. Cheesecake: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease an 8-inch round pan. In a bowl, beat cream cheese with egg. Add icing sugar and vanilla and stir until combined. Pour into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely (Cool faster by placing in the fridge for an hour). Cut cheesecake into 8 slices.
2. Deep-fried Cheesecake: Place each slice on a spring roll wrapper or flour tortilla (add egg wash around edges if using spring roll wrappers). Fold up bottom side of the wrapper, then fold in the sides. Roll up the cheesecake. Meanwhile, combine granulated sugar with cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
3. In a deep pot, add vegetable oil deep enough to cover each cheesecake roll. Heat to 350˚F. Drop each cheesecake one at a time. Fry for 1-2 minutes until golden-brown. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to allow excess oil to drain off. Place each fried cheesecake in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Stir to coat.
4. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and top with whipped cream.
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