County fairs are always pushing the boundaries of things that are possible to deep fry, and at this year's San Diego County Fair the buzzy item is deep-fried Starbucks coffee:
Bacon A-Fair, the vendor selling the confection, is clearly onto something, but here's what "deep-fried Starbucks coffee" is: Finely ground coffee inserted into the middle of pastry dough then deep-fried, rolled in sugar, and served with whipped cream. In other words, it sounds suspiciously like a donut hole made with coffee grounds.
Bacon A-Fair's Mike Peterson, who claims to have invented deep-fried coffee, says the treat "gets a good buzz going," but he developed the culinary marvel for a pretty mundane reason: Coffee makes you need to urinate. "I thought it would be great to have a caffeine shot in a form that was not liquid, so I started playing around with different ways we could deep fry it," he tells ABC News. And if you don't like coffee (or donuts), Peterson has lots of deep-fried bacon treats to sell you.
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