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America has given us many great inventions.

But this is something else…

The beer is placed inside a pocket of salty, pretzel-like dough and then dunked in oil at 375 degrees for about 20 seconds, a short enough time for the confection to remain alcoholic.

When diners take a bite the hot beer mixes with the dough in what is claimed to be a delicious taste sensation.

Inventor Mark Zable said it had taken him three years to come up with the cooking method and a patent for the process is pending. He declined to say whether any special ingredients were involved.

His deep-fried beer will be officially unveiled in a fried food competition at the Texas state fair later this month.
Five ravioli-like pieces will sell for $5 (£3) and the Texas Alcoholic Commission has already ruled that people must be aged over 21 to try it.

Mr Zable has so far been deep frying Guinness but said he may switch to a pale ale in future.

He said: “Nobody has been able to fry a liquid before. It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of beer.” Mr Zable previously invented dishes including chocolate-covered strawberry waffle balls and jalapeño corndog shrimps.

Last year’s winner of the Texas state fair fried food competition was a recipe for deep-fried butter.

Mr Zable, we salute you!

And it just had to be Texas. Had to be. Right, I’m sure Manchester Airport does scheduled flights to Dallas and Houston… Catch y’all later folks!


  1. Lynne says:

    That’s nothing. The Glaswegians will have perfected the beer infused, deep fried Mars Bar by the end of the week…

  2. RAB says:

    Deep fried Butter? Now THAT I got to see!

    I cant stand Pretzels. They have always had the taste and texture of salty laminated chipboard to me.

    One time in the 70s the Grandmother of the woman whos house I had been staying in Pennsylvania, gave me a massive steel drum of the things to take back to the folks at home. Oh and a stack of Hershey bars too.

    Well not knowing what to do with them, I left them in a washroom at the airport, and legged it. Do that now and the airport would be shut down and sealed off!

    Sorry America, but Hershey isn’t chocolate. I dont know what it is, but it sure aint that. And although you drink gallons of the stuff, your coffee is pretty crap in the main too.

  3. Sunfish says:

    There ain’t no way a Brit can be talking about our coffee. Not after what I went through trying to get a decent cup when I was last over there.

  4. Sam Duncan says:

    Italians* all over Glasgow are kicking themselves as we speak. But they’ll probably have the stuff on sale by tomorrow.

    Homer Simpson will be drooling, too. Beer donuts. Mmmmm…

    *Glasgow chippies are traditionally run by ‘Tallies. Although it’s probably racist or something to say so.

  5. RAB says:

    Should have come to Wales then Boyo!

    Our immigrant Italians have been making our coffee for over a hundred years, and so much more like the ice cream.

    Those effete tossers in London know nozzing about it either! ;-)

  6. RAB says:

    Sam. Snap!

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