Just when you thought all the ridiculous things in the world had already been fried, here come deep-fried Kool-Aid balls. The balls, which inventor and carnival fried-food legend Charlie Boghosian makes by popping scoops of Kool-Aid batter into the deep fryer, debuted at the San Diego County Fair and have become hot sellers and a bona fide Twitter trend.
Boghosian is known on the fair circuit for masterpieces like deep fried thin mints and frog legs. He likens the disturbingly fuchsia-hued dough balls to doughnut holes in both appearance and flavor. Food writer Gael Greene took to Twitter to declare, "If fried KoolAid balls are a hot treat @the County Fair it seems food critics R redundant, crying in the wilderness." Here's a video of the Kool-Aid balls being prepared.
Video: Deep-Fried Kool-Aid Balls