One of my blogging buddies, Casey of The Conservative Cloakroom, posted a link on his Facebook page about a Texas chef who has developed a recipe for Deep Fried Beer. According to the article, the beer is placed in a pocket of pretzel type dough and deep fried in oil for 20 seconds. This allows it to get hot while maintaining the alcohol content of the beer. Casey, proud resident of Texas himself, says "leave it to a Texan to figure out how to deep fry beer."
Deep fried beer joins a growing list of deep fried delicacies. You have the deep fried twinkies, snickers, oreos, and all sorts of other decadent goodies. Now, I have to admit that I have not been so bold as to sample the wide assortment of deep fried goodies. Though, I did have the deep fried cheesecake once at the local Longhorn Steakhouse. I thought it was a little too sweet, but it may have been because of the raspberry sauce they put on top. I do have to say that I am intrigued by the idea of the deep fried beer, especially if it is washed down with a cold one.
As I commented on Casey's Facebook page, deep fried beer is definitely not on Michelle Obama and the nanny state's list of approved foods, and it is no wonder that the White House isn't particularly fond of Texas. It is this type of ingenuity that has made the Texas one of the best, if not the best, states economically in the nation even during these tough economic times. While it may not be the reason that the band Little Texas sang the song, it is yet another reason that "God Blessed Texas."