In recent years, the number of foods you can drop in the deep fryer has vastly expanded. People are deep-frying butter, Twinkies and even Girl Scout cookies.

But we're no longer just frying food, beverages are being fried too. It was shocking to see deep-fried Kool-Aid served at state fairs -- honestly, that drink didn't need any help being bad for you -- but when we saw that deep-fried beer was a thing, we were straight-up flabbergasted.

Why would anyone want to fry their beer? Doesn't it lose all of its thirst-quenching properties? The video above shows you how to make pretzel bread and beer ravioli that you fry, but it doesn't explain why you would want to. While we're not saying that we wouldn't try deep-fried beer, we're just not sure we agree with the principle of doing it.

On a side note, the pretzel bread dough was a wise choice; pretzels and beer have always been a natural combination. Would you eat your beer deep-fried?

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Check out these other items that we think should or shouldn't be fried.

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  • Burger -- Don't Fry

    A burger is perfection as it is, it's juicy and greasy and sandwiched between two slices of soft bread. Why would you want to mess with something as good as that? <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/istolethetv/2520805499/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: istolethetv</a>.</em>

  • Pizza Dough -- Fry It

    We're not advocating deep-fried pizzas, just the merging of fried dough to pizza. <a href="http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/04/the-pizza-lab-how-to-make-fried-pizza-at-home.html" target="_hplink">To make the pizza</a>, the dough is flash fried, topped with the ingredients and then baked. It makes the softest pizza dough you've ever tasted. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.forcellaeatery.com/pictures.html" target="_hplink">Forcella</a>.</em>

  • Oreos -- Don't Fry

    When a cookie is sandwiched with a layer of white, creamy, fatty substance, it's definitely not meant to be battered and fried. That's just taking it too far. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckygail/5179244771/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: Shes Not There</a>.</em>

  • Doughnuts -- Fry Them

    Sure, doughnuts aren't healthy for us. And you really shouldn't be taking down a half dozen at a time. But are they disgusting? Nope, they sure aren't. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/arndog/" target="_hplink">Flickr: arnold | inuyaki</a>.</em>

  • Kool Aid -- Don't Fry

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/20/deep-fried-kool-aid_n_880268.html" target="_hplink">Fried Kool Aid</a> just doesn't really make sense. Why would you want to eat a beverage? Beverages are for drinking, even slurping down with a straw, but definitely not for chewing. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuttlefish/5995558862/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: cuttlefish</a>.</em>

  • Fish N Chips -- Fry It

    Fish n chips are a UK favorite for a reason, because they go so well together -- and the delicate flesh of fish is nicely contrasted with the crispy batter. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardmoross/997855786/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: Richard Moross</a>.</em>

  • Cheesecake -- Don't Fry

    We all know that a slice of cheesecake is an overly indulgent dessert -- but when you deep fry it, this sweet treat becomes a heart attack waiting to happen. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/biwook/2760739368/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: Ioan Sameli</a>.</em>

  • Chicken -- Fry It

    There's quite possibly no better fate for chicken than the deep fryer. Batter and oil transform this somewhat boring food into a mouth-watering feast. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/preppybyday/4808613736/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: TheCulinaryGeek</a>.</em>

  • Bacon -- Don't Fry

    This is another one of those foods that doesn't need additional grease. It's already fried in its own grease when cooking it conventionally, but battering it and throwing it in a deep fryer is just too much. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lysinewf/5186439702/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: lysinewf</a>.</em>

  • Vegetables -- Fry Them

    Vegetables are good for you, which means a lot people aren't thrilled to eat them. But in the case of tempura, it seems to make sense to lightly batter them and give them a quick fry to make them more appetizing. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maya83/5812023249/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: Maya83</a>.</em>

  • Butter -- Don't Fry

    Do we need to explain this one at all? <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/fried-butter-stick-iowa-state-fair_n_924768.html" target="_hplink">Frying fat in fat</a>, it's just wrong. <em>Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidberkowitz/5024322930/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr: David Berkowitz</a>.</em>

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