The nice folks from Portlandia pickle it, and the nice folks from Food Republic deep-fry it. Realistically there’s nothing we won’t batter and fry, so when we heard that the mythical deep-fried Coke recipe had been published by cookbook author/photographer team Denise Gee and Robert Peacock, we jumped right on it. Ready to pop until you can’t stop?
Since Abel’s recipe is a secret, this comes pretty dadgum close to what he invented in 2006 — a concoction of fried Coca-Cola batter that sold 10,000 cups in just two weeks.
Reprinted with permission from Sweet on Texas.
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups Coca-Cola
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- vegetable oil for deep frying
- powdered sugar
- Pure cola syrup
- whipped cream
- maraschino cherries
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then add the Coca-Cola and granulated sugar.
- Sift 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder, and salt and add to the Coca-Cola mixture. Mix while adding more flour, until the batter is smooth and not too thick.
- Heat the oil to 375°F in a deep fryer.
- Drop 1 1/2-inch dough balls into the fryer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Remove them with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
- Sprinkle the fried Coke balls with powdered sugar while they are still hot, and douse with cola syrup.
- Garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries, if desired, and serve.