Wednesday, September 3, 2008

El Torito's Deep−Fried Ice Cream

Wrapshell and I went to El Torito last week and had a good lunch, I mean brunch for me. We had chips, fajitas and deep-fried ice cream for dessert. We were trying to guess what was it on top of the ice cream. I thought it was coconut meat cos it tasted like it and also thought it was cereal because of the texture. And just found out it was the latter. It was not bad. I just like the plain ice cream better for dessert but if you want to try it, here's the recipe.

20 ounces chocolate chip ice cream
2 cups 4−grain flake cereal, crushed
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 teaspoon water
4 (8−inch) flour tortillas
Oil for deep−frying
Cinnamon mixed with sugar
Whipped cream
4 maraschino cherries

Form ice cream into 4 balls. Place in baking pan and
freeze solid, 2 hours or longer. Mix cereal, sugar and
cinnamon. Divide equally between 2 pie plates or other
shallow containers. Beat eggs with water.

Roll each ice cream ball in cereal mixture and press
coating into ice cream. Dip coated ball in egg wash,
then roll in second container of cereal mixture. Again
press coating onto ice cream. Freeze coated ice
cream balls solid, 4 to 6 hours.

Shape each tortilla into hourglass form (with narrow
waist) by cutting off curved slice from 2 opposite
sides. One end will serve as base for ice cream. Other
end will be decorative fan.

Heat oil in wok or large deep−fryer. Place tortilla
between 2 ladles or large spoons of different sizes
(smaller ladle on top). Place tortilla so that base end is
cupped in larger ladle to form basket, with back of
upper fan supported by handle of larger ladle.
Deep−fry until crisp. Drain and sprinkle with
cinnamon−sugar. Set aside.

Deep−fry frozen coated ice cream balls 30 to 45
seconds. Place each fried tortilla in large−stemmed
glass, with fan part of tortilla standing vertically above
glass. Set fried ice cream ball in base of tortilla. Top
with dollop of whipped cream and decorate with cherry.

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