Deep Fried Coke?

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  1. kretzy macrumors 604

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    While reading the paper today I came across this article (well one similar to it anyway) about a guy in Texas that deep-fries coke. Has anyone actually eaten this? I can't even imagine what it's like.

    The most unusual thing I've had deep fried was a Mars Bar, which was surprisingly good, though I'm sure my arteries thought otherwise. I've also heard about deep fried pizza.

    What other strange things have you had deep fried?
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Deep fried Coke? Isn't that pretty much crack? ;) yes, I know you get crack by boiling not frying, but it seemed like a good joke

    I've had the typical fired ice cream, which has always struck me as a little odd.
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I love coke, and I have nothing against fried food items.. but the concept of deep-fried coke makes me want to throw up.
     
  4. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Ahh....just a Coke Funnel Cake, more or less. Except for getting your hands on the coke syrup, easy enough to make. Not healthy, but not any worse than most of your typical fair foods.

    That being said, I'd like to try it.
     
  5. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    i was just talking to someone a few weeks ago who was talking about this and how it actually tastes good. i'd try it if i had the chance just because i'm curious but i'm really interested in trying a deep fried hamwinkie.
     
  6. Lau Guest

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    I imagine it to be a bit like a Coke flavoured doughnut, though I'm not sure whether that's a good thing as such.

    Up here in Scotland, home of the deep fried Mars bar, it's pretty much standard practice to get everything battered and deep fried at the chippy (fish and chip shop). It's not dissimilar in the rest of the country, but I always feel there's a greater commitment to deep frying up here. :p

    My local chippy offers the following:

    Fish (battered and deep fried)
    Fish cakes (2) (breaded and deep fried)
    Scampi (breaded and deep fried)
    Chicken (deep fried)
    Chicken Nuggets (breaded and deep fried)
    Chicken Breast Steaks (2) (battered and deep fried)
    Steak Pie
    Steak Pie (battered and deep fried)
    Chicken & Mushroom Pie
    Mince Pie
    Spring Rolls (deep fried)
    Curry Rolls (deep fried)
    White Pudding (battered and deep fried)
    Black Pudding (battered and deep fried)
    Spicy Jumbo Haggis (battered and deep fried)
    Jumbo Sausage (battered and deep fried)
    Small Sausage (battered and deep fried)
    Smoked Sausage (battered and deep fried)
    Hamburger (2) (battered and deep fried)
    Cheese 'n' Burger (1) (battered and deep fried)
    Cheese 'n' Burger Roll (battered and deep fried)
    Barbecue King Rib (battered and deep fried)
    Pizza (battered and deep fried)
    Half Pizza (battered and deep fried)

    all to be had with a nice big pile of chips.

    I nominate the Cheese 'n' Burger as the most disturbing — it's a school dinner type burger with processed cheese injected into the centre, which is then battered and deep fried.
     
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    I remember learnign that the hard way my first day in Edinburgh. As I sat on a curb trying to figure out how to hold it, I was not too happy when I realized I should have ordered the roll. But, that King Rib....processed formed pork....mmmmmm......:D
     
  9. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah that confused me for a while too. Apparently he uses coke in the batter mixture, which he deep fries, then tops it with coke syrup.
     
  10. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds disgustingly delicious.
     
  11. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    There used to be a fried pizza cart near my school. He didn't last long, although I got to try one...it was...an experiance. A the Oregon state fair there is a deep fried twinkie/oreo/candybar stand, but I have never been brave/stupid enough to go there. Although I have had fried icecream. Mmmm.
     
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    I would like to try a deep fried mango. Mangos are nice and aparently most deep fried things are apparently nice so i would give it a go.
     
  14. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting for the following things to be deep fried:
    • Actual Apple
    • iPod
    • iMac
    • Boxers
    • Coffee Beans
    • Yankee Baseball Fitted
     
  15. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Put me down for deep fried Twinkies. They're delicious.
     
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    And if all goes well the 'Mets' too! :cool: :D
     
  18. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like vomit to me.

    Having said that, I'll try anything at least once.
     
  19. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Only the Scottish can look at a boiled egg and think "Y'know what that needs? To be covered in sausage meat and bread crumbs and deep fried" :p
     
  20. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    "See Marge, I told you they could deep-fry my shirt!"

    "I didn't say they couldn't; I said you shouldn't."

    :D

    Fried is my favorite flavor.
     
  21. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Many years ago when I was studying in Lau's homeland, I tried one of these deep-fried pizzas, from a pizza shop near her on Leith Walk. (I think round near Route 66 bar, if it's still there)

    I had a few bites then dumped it. It was a pizza maugrite, i.e. basically cheap stale white bread with a bit of tomato juice spat at it, with some wallpaper scrapings pretending to be cheese, and folded in half and deep fried.

    So I had im my hand this gob of what appeared to be folded white cardboard dipped in congealing fat. The first bite was actually quite nice. The second bite reminded me this was oil-tanker scrapings toxic waste.

    I always wondered about the deep-fried mars bars but never worked up the courage to try it. Haggis was ok, it was basically an oaty mix, a bit like dumplings. I'm sure the cheap haggis which were all I could afford are nothing like the real thing. I never tried deep fried haggis tho.

    Oh, several years ago, I also tried making an elvis prestly sandwich - banana, peanut butter, and jam (or chocolate spread?), the whole thing shallow fried on the stove. Was actually quite nice - finished it off, but have never felt like making a second one since.
     
  22. Lau Guest

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    It must have been many years ago when you were here, because I'm fairly sure Route 66 was (and still is) called Planet Out when I first moved here 8 years ago! (I've just moved back up). There's loads of fish and chip shops round there, so I'm afraid I can't shed any light on which one it may have been.

    The battered pizza is the cheapest and nastiest kiddy pizza they can find — the 10 for a quid type from Iceland. :D Along with the King Rib nbs mentioned earlier, I've only ever had a bite of someone else's rather than having my own. I like a nice piece of battered fish too much to waste a rare chippy on some sort of dubious invention, usually. :p Not that that should prevent anyone trying anything on a visit, even if it's totally disgusting. :D

    Funnily enough, I was discussing the Elvis Presley sandwich whilst out on a run this evening (don't ask!), after hearing that my boyfriend's lunch today was what he called a "banana hotdog", and apparently invented today — he put a whole banana in a warm baguette and ate it like a hotdog. :p
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'm not convinced that Scotland is "the home of the deep-fried Mars Bar." There was a story in the paper of the weekend claiming it originally came out of a chippy in Melbourne who has been doing them since at least 1994. That was 12 years ago and could be earlier than that.

    Everything else deep-fried - you can have but I'm going to hold onto the deep-fried Mars Bar for the moment. I've had one once, could only eat half and that was too much.
     
  24. Lau Guest

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    You could well be right — I remember the news stories in the UK about it a few years back (Oh the Outrage™, etc.), but it could well have been 'invented' somewhere else first.

    In fact, (and this is random), I remember reading Sky magazine, in maybe 1996 or so, and they had an article about the deep fried Mars bar, and how they'd got their local chippy to fry loads of random stuff — Skittles, Toblerones, etc. The Toblerone looked like a big poo, which was obviously hysterical. :p
     
  25. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You ever seen a Picnic bar? It already looks like a big poo, deep-fried would just make it look worse.
     

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