A Deep Fried Champagne Toast to Ring In 2015, Because Would You Want to Start the New Year Off Any Other Way?

Well, out of all of the crazy things I’ve fried, I think deep fried champagne has to be the craziest. I mean, I’ve basically fried up a “Cheers,” a “Toast” to a new year, and all that it will hold (which I hope includes lots more deep fried goodies). But for now, we have crispy, crunchy, champagne-soaked nuggets, filled with hope for the future and many midnight kisses. You can actually taste the bubbles. This will be the best New Year's treat around, since you can now actually eat your midnight champagne toast. Yep — gone are the worries of spilling your drink all over your sequins. Now you can pop that champagne right into your mouth again and again, and snack away the final hours of this year in style. Serve a batch of these bubbly bites, and make the last night of this year one to remember. Cheers!

What you'll need:

  • Pound cake or sponge cake, cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Your favorite champagne (I used the cheapest possible)
  • Oil for frying (I used Canola)
  • Powdered sugar and/or sprinkles for topping

Directions:

1. Pour some of the champagne into a shallow bowl.

2. Cube up the cake into approximately 1-inch squares.

3. Quickly dip each piece of cake into the champagne one at a time, and put them directly into the hot (350 degree) oil.

4. Fry them up a few at a time, until they're evenly golden on all sides.

5. Let them cool on some paper towels.

6. Dust them with a festive sprinkling of powdered sugar.

7. Put them out for all to grab up, and serve them in some champagne flutes because... CUTENESS. Don't forget to grab some for, um, YOU — with extra sugar, because you're so sweet. And cheers to a new and fun, fry-filled year ahead. Happy 2015!

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