Uploaded on Jun 20, 2011
This is the original ABC News report (http://tinyurl.com/6l8gszx) showing Charlie Boghosian at the 2011 San Diego County Fair making his now-(in)famous deep-fried Kool Aid balls. Interesting fact: this same Charlie Boghosian may also be (if we believe the LA Weekly) the inventor of the deep-fried Oreo. In any case he is a man who has rarely met anything he didn't want to deep-fry — Coca Cola, frog legs, White Castle burgers, Spam, Pop Tarts. The list goes on.
Here's the Fried Kool-Aid Recipe:
- Vegetable oil (for frying)
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup Kool-Aid (We like grape)
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 of sugar (Want it sweeter? Add more)
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 cups milk
- 3 2/3 cups of flour
Optional (variations we think are equally mouthwatering)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. dark chocolate (melted)
- 1 tsp. honey
Make the batter by beating the eggs and sugar together. Gradually add the milk and dry ingredients, including the optional ones. Cook in hot vegetable oil until golden brown (a few minutes, depending on heat). Cool in tray for a few minutes, then dig in.