Deep Fried Coke with Sour Cherries

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The Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge is all about baking and making sweets. Every month we are given two required ingredients to work with. This month it was Coca Cola and Cherry. Yep soda, pop, cola, coke. A though one indeed. Then inspiration struck. Let’s try the crazy sounding Deep Fried Coke that is served at fair and carnivals. And to complete the requirement I just tossed in some chopped cherries. The result are nice puffy beignets of Deep Fried Coke with Sour Cherries.

Deep Fried Coke with Sour Cherry

Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge

Deep Fried Coke made it’s debut in 2006 at the State Fair of Texas. The recipe was a hit, as crazy as the idea may sound. Basically it is a beignet (fritter) batter which uses Coca Cola as a liquid instead of water and/or milk. The taste is not as ‘coke’ as I had expected but you get a hint of the soda flavor when you bite into these rather yummy treats. It was a fun recipe to play around with.

Frozen Sour Cherries

I am not a fan of maraschino cherries and fresh cherries are very much out of season. So I decided to go with sour cherries. I discovered these in the freezer section of an ethnic grocery store in my neighbourhood. I just fell in love with them. I will sometimes defrost a small bowl and eat them alone. I thought their tart flavor would balance out the sweetness of the batter nicely. They are said to be good for sleep problems as they have high levels of melatonin, plus they are said to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Deep Fried Coke fritters

Deep Fried Coke with Sour Cherries

Rating: 41

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 cup chopped sour cherries, frozen
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Start heating the oil to 375°F in a deep fryer or pan.
  2. In a bowl beat the eggs with the Coca-Cola and granulated sugar.
  3. Sift 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder and salt together. Add to the liquid mixture and mix well. Add more flour until the batter is smooth and not too thick. At the last minute stir in frozen cherries.
  4. Drop large teaspoons of the batter into the fryer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon onto paper towels to drain.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while they are still hot.
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Guest
1 year 6 months ago

Oh my God, did something like this exist! You are so creative. Love these fritters!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

A very innovative dish indeed! I think I am going to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

Ditto on what Liz said! Very creative. Wish I had a few to munch down on right now!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

So that’s what deep fried coke looks like. I have never seen such a thing. How fascinating. Such an original take on the challenge ingredients!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

You rocked this theme! I hope you saved me a few of these yummy gems :)

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

You can fry coke?? Who knew!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

This is such a creative way meet the challenge of using cola and cherries! Looks delicious!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

G’day! never heard of deep fried Coke Evelyne, true!
I have read about it via the many wonderful fairs across the US too!
Cheers! Joanne

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

Hehe I loved this post Eve! Last year we went to the State Fair of Texas and it was so much fun! We didn’t have deep fried Coke but we had so much deep fried food!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

Here’s something I had never heard of – and which is absolutely tempting, starting with its name. 😛 The weekend is coming. And so is more time to try this one! Thank you so much.

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

I have never heard of deep fried coke before, but, hey, why not? The cherries make this irresistible!!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

Delicious little bites!

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The Squishy Monster
1 year 6 months ago

I’ve never had anything like this before–how unique! I hope you have a most lovely Valentine’s day, Evelyne!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

These fritters with cherries look mouthwatering!

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

I’m intrigued. I’ve made similar things before…but with coke?? Who would have thought. I’m very, very curious! They sure look delicious! :) ela

Guest
1 year 6 months ago

Coke, and deep fried – the American dream:) Might as well add some bacon for good measure:)