In American foodservice, no piece of equipment is more maligned and yet secretly loved than the fryer. Consumers long for what they perceive to be a healthier alternative to fried foods and yet they still have a strong desire for menu items traditionally prepared in a fryer, including fries, chicken and even tempura items.
And once people started frying Snickers bars and Twinkies, well, I thought we had reached the end of the road with respect to menu innovation for fryer-related items. Oh, how I was wrong.
According to this report, a Texas chef has found a way to deep fry beer. That's right: Beer.
Who would have thought? In doing so he has found a way to combine my close, personal friend beer with its longtime companion pretzels to create a culinary combination that has piqued my interest and my cardiologist standing by.
Now that we can fry liquids, what's next?