Deep-Fried Kool-Aid Balls: Not As Crazy As They Sound?

published Oct 21, 2013
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Ok, I’ll admit it. When I first heard of this crazy summer trend I was totally perplexed. How does one fry a liquid? Fortunately, ABC News provided a video of exactly how deep-fried Kool-Aid balls are made. And they’re not so bizarre, after all!

More akin to doughnut holes than, say, soup dumplings, these treats start off with a cherry Kool-Aid flavored batter. That’s right, there’s no advanced equipment or culinary theory needed in order to fry liquid. The batter is then dropped in bite-sized drops into hot oil and fried until crisp. Voilà Kool-Aid doughnuts! It’s so simple and yet the flavor possibilities are endless. What about margarita or strawberry?

Would you like to try a different flavor of these fried dough balls? Yes? No? The deep-fried KoolAid folks have even provided a recipe, so you can try this crazy (but not too crazy) treat at home if you like:

Get the recipe: Deep Fried Kool Aid

So, Kool-Aid flavored doughnut balls — Is this just plain insane, or not as crazy as it sounds?

Video at ABC News

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