Ghostbusters Food Fun

Hi my name is Lauri and I am a Nerd!!…. Hi Lauri….. I was a Nerd before it was cool there were not web pages like The Nerdist or geek and sundry. I cosplayed before there was cosplay it cannot be proven as cell phones were only something you saw on Star Trek so there is no evidence of me waiting in line for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom wearing Indy’s hat and my dads brown leather jacket but trust me when I say I got some awfully strange looks by people and a few mothers whispering that they were happy I was not their child. I can only surmise that  that was what they were saying but I am assuming they were not saying “wow I wish my 15-year-old daughter could be so cool”!!

Do I regret being a nerd Hell to the No!! I used memorization to remember all the lines from Star Wars( the original one people !!) I saved toys in boxes for years never opened, That shows will power. I knew what a Hobbit was before Peter Jackson made a movie about the little buggers. I was a good reader and I loved the movies and spent many a day there watching Nerdy things happen on a big screen never imaging one day all this would be cool and people would go to conventions dressed like their favorite nerd movie or TV characters. Companies actually make products geared towards us nerds probably because many of us are grown up nerds now who have disposable income to spend on things like zombie yard statues or Jeeps that look like stormtroopers(yeah its real google it!) I think I forgot to mention it but most of us Nerds know if there is something strange in our neighborhoods we know who to call…Ghostbusters!!

I am blessed because I have a family who has always accepted me no matter how dorky ,nerdy or goofy I have been they love me for me. I know this because I still get invited to family functions and I believe that some of my nerd powers have worn off on some kin folk. I have one relative who has a mild obsession with Jurassic Park and I have others who can still quote the Goonies and have passed on the nerd blood to children and nieces and nephews. It warms my heart a little just thinking about a whole new generation learning to do Chunks “truffle shuffle”.

I also know I am loved because on Monday afternoon my doorbell rang and I was delivered a nugget so wonderful there are barely words. My cousin sent me a box of Hostess Twinkies filled with green slime. The limited edition Ghostbusters Twinkie!! BOOYA!!  let that sink in for a second or two. a delectable twinkie filled with green key lime filling.  Does it taste good?  absolutely not!! Should you buy a box yourself? Hell Yes!! Because I am about to share with you the most delectable way to enjoy a Twinkie ever!!

But first lets talk a little bit about Ghostbusters. The original movie was amazing. It had a great cast and awesome special effects. It had a Twinkie eating Ghost and it has an amazing group of loyal followers. I can not speak for other parts of the country but here in the Columbus area we have a great group of fans who have made cars up to look like the eccto-1, the original a 1959 Cadillac ambulance. You can see them in parades and they visit hospitals and do all kinds of really cool stuff. I have a friend that is a ghostbuster and I love following his adventures!! You can follow along too columbus ghostbusters

The love of the original movie had some fans very frightened in the ghostbuster world. If you follow some of the stuff since the announcement of the re-boot many things came across very ugly from it will suck to women can’t be ghostbusters.   I loved the original and I am in general not a fan of re-boots but I enjoy all the ladies in this film so I was willing to give it a try.  I have stated many times I am not a review site that goes for restaurants as well as movies, but I am here to tell you this movie was Fan F#%&K’ing Tastic!!!! It made me laugh out loud. I jumped a few times and I cheered!  I LOVED IT!

That is as much of a review as you will get  I won’t be talking plot or casting you can get that else where.  But seriously reviews are silly go see it make up your own mind.  What I will be talking  about is food, today twinkies…

For some reason Twinkies taste amazing when you are a kid and then you grow up and you are like dang what was that I just put in my mouth… tasteless sponge cake with 3 globs of congealed shorting fat material. Ugh!! that will kill me.  Now I am not saying what I am about to do to the Twinkie will not still kill you but trust me when I say you will die with a happy smile on your face!!

Deep Fried Twinkies

Deep Fried Ghostbuster Twinkies

You will need to freeze your twinkies overnight.  Haymakers Lemon Punch is a what I use for the batter if you do not have a Kroger or Turkey hill close by  just use lemonade and add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey.

For Twinkies

  • 4-6 Twinkies Frozen
  • 1.25 cups Bisquick Mix
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup haymakers lemon punch
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Crisco Shortening.

For Ecto Plasam Slime

  • 1 jar Lime Curd
  • 1 jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • Green and Yellow food coloring

For Ecto Plasam mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl add drops of green and yellow food coloring while mixing till you get the slime color you like. You can make this ahead and keep in the refrigerator overnight. This also makes a fine fruit dip on days you are not deep-frying Twinkies.

Heat Crisco oil in your preferred pan for deep-frying. I used my cast iron pan and 2 sticks of the crisco shortening. Put the powdered sugar on a plate. In a mixing bowl mix the remains Twinkie ingredients. Once oil is hot about 370 degrees.  Coat the twinkie with powdered sugar, using tongs lower into batter and roll around to completely cover.

Remove and put into hot oil using care not to splash the hot oil around. Watch it closely

deep frying twinkie

Remove to a paper towel and let grease drain off.

Serve with the Ecto Plasam dip! and Enjoy!!

Deep Fried Ghostbuster Twinkies