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Dig into this: deep fried cereal


Charlie Boghosian, aka Chicken Chalie will be serving up his latest creation made with Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch at the San Diego County Fair.

Forget the sugary cereals to start your day.  Now you can have deep-fried cereal.

Charlie Boghosian, aka Chicken Charlie, is famous for frying up just about anything. Last year he amazed hungry crowds at  San Diego Fair with his deep-fried Kool Aid. This year he's come up with his latest creation: deep fried cereal.

It's hardly a breakfast of champions. Taking Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Chicken Charlie dunks them in a vat of scalding hot fat, and then tops them with syrup --as if the cereal wasn't sweet enough.  Other new creations he's unveiling this year include deep fried PB&Js.

Summertime county fairs are as notorious for the stiff competition between friers as they are for the success of what can be battered and thrown into a vat of boiling oil. A man in Plano, Texas tried a recipe for deep fried beer, by injected the liquid into a pretzel before frying. The 2011 Wisconsin State Fair offered this divine concoction: clumps of deep fried butter. And then, of course, you have the classics, like deep fried Twinkies and Oreos, and my personal favorite: deep fried Spam.