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.