Pockets of pretzel-like dough are filled with beer and then deep-fried for about 20 seconds. Because the cooking time is so short the beer remains alcoholic.
Mark Zable said he spent three years working on the cooking method. His first creations exploded when they hit the hot oil. He has now trademarked the name "fried beer" and a patent for the process is pending.
“Nobody has been able to fry a liquid before,” The Telegraph
quoted Zable as saying. “It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of beer."
Zable has been using Guinness but is considering switching to a pale ale.
The food will be officially unveiled at the Annual Big Tex Choice Awards competition at the Texas state fair this month. The Texas Alcoholic Commission has ruled that people must be over 21 years of age to buy it. Those who are younger can try fried lemonade.
The finalists for this year are fried club salad, deep fried S’mores Pop Tart, fried caviar, fried potato pie, deep fried frozen margarita, fried lemonade, fried beer and fried chocolate.
The winning dish in last year's competition was deep-fried butter.