UK chip shop owner serves up deep-fried creme eggs for Easter

April 11th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 11 (ANI): Chip shop owner Martyn Bilby, from Donaster, South Yorkshire, has a special Easter treat in store for his customers - the deep-fried creme egg.

Containing 350 calories, the battered egg idea came up after the self-styled Heston Blumenthal sold some deep-fried mince pies at Christmas.

“I will try anything,” the Daily Mail quoted Bilby as saying. “Quite a few people have tried them already.”

“The idea is to eat it quickly while the batter is still hot, and before the chocolate inside begins to melt.

“If you let them go cold it can get a bit soggy in the middle. I’m not saying they are healthy, but it is something for a treat,” he said.

‘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,” he added.

And despite the look - and possibly, the taste - he says customers buying them so far have been of all ages.

“People turn their noses up at first,” he said. “But once they try them they eat their words and agree that they are really tasty.

But perhaps unsurprisingly, some local people are not persuaded by the thought of a deep-fat fried creme egg - even if the proceeds are going to charity.

David Goodwin, 64, a tax inspector said: ‘I wouldn’t have one given to me - and certainly wouldn’t pay for one.

“It doesn’t appeal at all. I’m not into unusual food, though I did once try tripe. I didn’t like that either.”

Bilby plans to donate all the proceeds from his latest invention to charity. (ANI)

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