Deep-Fried Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

These deep-fried strawberry delights are everything you can hope for and more.

The cream cheese is gooey and melty but not hot, the berry is warm and juicy and the batter was crispy and light with just a hint of sweetness.


1 lb strawberries, generously hulled
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. plus 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar, plus more to dust
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c. self-rising flour
6 oz. beer (I used Dogfish Head’s Tweason’ale, which already has a hint of strawberry)
oil to fry

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