• Jason Smith

Fried Tequila Bites

Lord Honey, every adult dinner party needs a tipsy dessert, and I've got just the ticket with a li'l kick of tequila. I've prepared this dessert on stage, and it's even been featured in a lifestyle magazine. Trust me when I tell y'all this one will impress your guests and add just the right zest to any event.

Fried Tequila Bites

Chef Jason Smith


Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

1 store-bought angel food cake

¾ cup tequila

1 egg white

Juice from one lime

Oil for frying

Tequila Caramel:

1 stick butter

2 cups brown sugar

½ cup heavy whipping cream

¼ cup tequila

Pinch of salt

Garnish:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 limes, zested

Directions:

· Cut angel food cake into 1-inch cubes, set aside.

· Place oil into a heavy stock pot--about 1/3 full, place over medium heat.

· In a mixing bowl, place the tequila, egg white and lime juice, whisk together.

· Line a baking sheet with paper towels.

· Quickly and lightly dip the cake cubes into tequila mixture, place in hot oil (350 degrees)

· Fry until golden brown, place on paper towel to rest.

· To make the caramel, place the butter and brown sugar on a saucepan, bring to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes, take off the heat and add the cream and tequila; stir and place back on heat, cook for 2-3 minutes.

· Place the fried cake into shot glasses or on platter, drizzle with caramel sauce, sprinkle with powdered sugar, garnish with lime zest.

Tip: If you don’t have time to make the caramel sauce, an easy fast way is to buy your favorite caramel sauce and stir in 1-2 tablespoons tequila.

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