Fried Peach with Ice Cream & Honey Chipotle Sauce

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I did a bad bad thing…..I did a bad bad thing….

The state fair is around the corner so I deep fried a peach, topped it with ice cream and drizzled it with honey chipotle sauce.  I did a bad bad thing.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

I got this idea one day when I tried a cornbread crouton with a peach wedge.   I love it when the simplest idea becomes the awesomest dish.  This is a crazy simple idea with a big pay off at the end, trust me.

Most important you want a ripe but still firm peach.  Slice the peach in halve around the pit and twist to separate.  Set up your dredging bowls one with two beaten eggs and the other with your choice of cornbread mix.  My favorite cornbread mix is good old Bob’s Red Mill.

Dredge a peach half in the eggs.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

Then roll it around in the cornbread mix.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

Repeat the dredge, egg then mix.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

Fill a heavy pot with enough oil to cover the peach halves.  Heat the oil to 350 degrees.  Gently lower the peaches into the oil and fry until golden brown, 2-4 minutes.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

Using a spider or slotted spoon transfer the peaches to a plate lined with paper towels.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

While the peaches combine 1/4 cup of honey, 1 tbs of agave nectar with 1 tsp of chipotle adobo, mix until well combined.  If you like a little more heat feel free add some more chipotle.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

Now the “pièce de résistance”!  Take a peach half cut side up and scoop a heaping helping of vanilla ice cream on top and drizzle with honey chipotle sauce.

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

If you want to show off the pretty peaches slice them in half.  Ooooooh pretty!

Fried Peach & Ice Cream

I loved this and the genius thing is that you don’t have to serve it as a dessert.  You can slice the peach into wedges or chunks, a side of the honey chipotle and serve as an appetizer.

As a dessert it’s a real treat, sweet, crunch, cool and a touch of heat….Holla!   I encourage you to deep fry a peach, you will thank me.

Print Recipe

Fried Peach with Ice Cream & Honey Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 large peach, sliced in half
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cornbread mix
  • peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbs agave (optional)
  • 1 tsp chipotle adobo
  • vanilla ice cream
Lightly beat eggs in small bowl, pour cornbread mix in another bowl.  Dredge peach halves first in beaten eggs then in cornbread mixture, repeat. Set aside on a plate.
Fill a heavy pot with enough oil to cover the peach halves, heat to 350 degrees.  Gently drop peach halves into hot oil, fry until golden brown, 2-4 minutes.  Using a spider or slotted spoon transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
While the peaches cool combine 1/4 cup of honey, 1 tbs of agave nectar with 1 tsp of chipotle adobo, mix until well combined.  If you like a little more heat feel free add some more chipotle.
Take a peach half cut side up and scoop a heaping helping of vanilla ice cream on top and drizzle with honey chipotle sauce.

 

Comments

  1. Paulina J! says

    God knows this is the last thing I need, a deep fried peach :) I just bought a box of peaches at Sam’s yesterday, what a good coincidence.

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