In the event that you were wondering how to deep-fry peanut butter, Amy Erikson of Oh Bite It has the answer.
The key is to begin by freezing balls of peanut butter so that it doesn’t melt and ooze out during the frying process. Wrap the frozen balls up tightly in circles of dough, then fry in 180-degree oil. (If you’re on the metric system!)
If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test the temperature by dropping a piece of bread into the hot oil. If it browns but doesn’t burn in one minute, you’re ready to go.
Drain and serve immediately with a dusting of icing sugar. (Because we imagine that these things become horrific after cooling.)