You probably have heard about fried Klondike Bars, fried Pop Tarts, fried Oreos, fried Mars bars and fried Coke or Pepsi or more than 100 original deep-fried items.
Well, Charlie Boghosian, known as Chicken Charlie is at it again. And this time, it’s a hit! His new treat was seen on ABC’s Good Morning America. (Click link to watch the excitement).
Deep Fried Kool-Aid
Charlie Boghosian, the owner of Chicken Charlie’s fried-food cart is the creator of a new inducing snack, Deep Fried Kool-Aid and it is beginning to sweep the nation.
The sweet treats made up of cherry-flavored drink powder, flour and water sold between 400-600 orders a day at the San Diego Fair’s opening weekend. Each order sells for $5.95, so you do the math for just one day.
Chicken Charles says, “That’s because it tastes so darn good.”
A customer, Seth Baldwin said, “It starts off tart and tangy, and then finishes really sweet… I love this stuff.”
Recipe for Deep Fried Kool-Aid (See VIDEO on the Left)
To make the deep fried kool-aid balls, Chicken Charles suggests you blend flour, water, and cherry Kool-Aid mix. The batter is scooped and dropped into extremely hot oil and fried until it is lightly browned with a crisp outer layer. The fried Kool-Aid resembles Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins, but with the distinct taste of cherry kool-aid.
It reminds Chicken Charles of his childhood. He told ABC News, “We drank Kool-Aid growing up, so I thought, why not fry it and see what happens.”
During the opening weekend at the San Diego Fair, Chicken Charles sold 1,800 orders; at five a pop, that totaled 9,000 treats.That required 150 pounds of Kool-Aid.
Fried Kool-Aid is sweeping the nation with people begging that the treats come to a fair near them.
They look easy to make, so you don’t have to wait until they come to a fair near you. You can make a batch yourself. If they are good, share with others. If they are not good, don’t mention it to your family and friends that you messed up frying kool-aid.
Friedkoolaid.com lists the recipe as:
2 Cups of Milk
1/4 Cup of Sugar
3 2/3 Cups of Flour
1/2 Teaspoons of Salt
1/8 Cup of Cherry Kool Aid
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
Vegetable Oil For Frying