This video was supposed to be called "2 Ways to Fry Champagne" but one of the two ways didn't work out well. The second way to fry "champagne"(sparkling white grape juice) you will never see was using as part of a batter to dip fries in. I only had enough all-purpose flour for one of the two methods and I chose the tastier method.
The batter for the fries was a mixture of the "champagne" and some almond flour(which I bought at the supermarket for the "champagne" macaron recipe video coming up soon). Spoiler alert: the fries didn't taste very good, so it's best if this French fry recipe never sees the light of day on the Internet.
Life pro tip: Have some sort of flour on hand, even if the final recipe doesn't work out.
As for the fried "champagne", I envisioned the final product to look like that crazy deep-fried soda you would find at a state fair, except I don't have a deep-fryer(and I don't plan on getting one in the near future), so the recipe turned out 2-Dimensional instead of 3-Dimensional, but it still tasted good nevertheless.
Apparently, I unknowingly made "champagne" pancakes, but I'm still calling it fried "champagne", since this is the closest thing you will get to actual fried "champagne" without a deep fryer. Besides, the addition of sugar on top of the fried "champagne" makes it look like some deep-fried, state fair creation.
Although, I put maple syrup on top of it(it was the only type of syrup I had on hand and I didn't plan on making a champagne syrup just for this recipe).
I said at the end of this video that, making fried "champagne" is slightly healthier than deep-frying it and I emphasize the word "slightly". This is by no means a healthy recipe, but if you don't want to feel the physical guilt of ingesting something deep-fried, then this recipe is for you.
You will need:
For the cooking utensils:
A small bowl
A large bowl
A frying pan
For the fried "champagne":
1 beaten egg
2/3 cups of champagne or white sparkling grape juice("champagne")
1 tbsp. of granulated sugar
1 cup of all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
Pinch of baking powder
Canola oil for frying
More sugar for topping the fried "champagne"
Maple syrup to top the fried "champagne"(optional)
1. Pour the beaten egg, "champagne", and teaspoon of granulated sugar into a large bowl. Mix all the ingredients together. The sugar should dissolve in this mixture.
2. Pour the flour, salt, and baking powder into a small bowl. Mix all the ingredients together.
3. Pour the flour mixture into the large bowl. Mix everything in the small bowl together until you get a pancake-like batter.
4. Pour canola oil into a frying pan on the stovetop. Heat the oil up.
5. Once the oil is heated up, pour the batter into the frying pan, ideally in circles that are separated from each other(that is, you don't end up with one giant pancake). Let it cook on one side for 30 seconds.
6. After 30 seconds, flip the fried "champagne" over using a spatula. Let it cook for 30 seconds on the other side.
7. Once it's done frying, put the fried "champagne" onto a plate.
8. Repeat steps 4-7 for the second batch left over in the large bowl.
9. Top the fried "champagne" with sugar. Toss the sugar and fried "champagne" together to distribute the sugar evenly among everything on the plate.
10.(Optional) Top the fried "champagne" with maple syrup. Bon appetit!
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