I’m used to seeing reports of strange new deep fried foods at fairs across the nation. I have seen deep-fried Twinkies, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pickles, and even butter! However, when I saw that Chicken Charlie began selling deep-fried Kool-Aid and deep-fried Girl Scout Cookies, I had to take a closer look.
Chicken Charlie has become somewhat of a California fair legend from selling deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried frogs’ legs, and Twinkies! Just about every year he tries to introduce a few new items – like a chicken sandwich that uses a Krispy Kreme donut in the place of bread!
According to his online menu, he has created 4 new deep-fried items to sell at this year’s fairs: Deep-Fried Kool Aid, Girl Scout Cookies, FryBQ Ribs, and Brownies!
Deep-Fried Kool-Aid And Deep-Fried Girl Scout Cookies?
After reading about these new foods, two questions immediately entered my mind. What flavor of girl scout cookies did he use? How in the world do you manage to make deep-fried Kool-Aid?
Fortunately, he uses my favorite girl scout cookie flavor – thin mints! This means that not only do you get the combination of chocolate and mint, but you also get the chocolate to become a melted, gooey substance! The batter manages to hold it together until you bite down and it bursts in your mouth! I wonder if he tried any other flavors for his deep-fried Girl Scout Cookies? I’m really glad that Chicken Charlie hasn’t made his way out to Jersey.
The deep-fried Kool-Aid is a little more complex (actually, it’s just flour, water, and Kool-Aid ;-)). Even still, the following video can probably explain it better than I:
I am a little disappointed that he’s actually making Kool-Aid flavored doughnuts. I expected him to partially fry the batter into a sphere, and then inject Kool-Aid into it and finish frying the ball. But it seems like you still get the flavor with his method, so it’s probably still a winner.
I’m not sure if any of these will make it to the list of America’s most popular food, which isn’t available during all seasons, but you never know!
photo credit: Chicken Charlies
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