A Lover of All Things Fried Drinks the Kool-Aid
|Photo: Chicken Charlie's|
"Chicken" Charlie Boghosian, an aficionado of all things deep-fried who brought us the deep-fried Oreo, the deep-fried avocado and other wonders, has now combined Kool-Aid and deep-fried dough to rave reviews at the San Diego County Fair. These fried treats—made from a batter of flour, water and Kool-Aid—look like hot pink doughnut holes (and apparently they taste like them too
) and have become the talk of the fair. Last weekend, Boghosian sold in the neighborhood of 500 five-ball orders per day. He's gone through 150 pounds of Kool-Aid powder and 1,500 pounds of flour to make about 9,000 Kool-Aid balls.
State and county fairs seem to serve as laboratories for fried foods. Remember Oprah and Gayle's trip to the State Fair of Texas
? Take a trip down a crispy, powdered sugar–dusted memory lane with this slide show of some of the fair's most bizarre fried foods