Deep fried water — yes, it’s a real thing!

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HOUSTON — America: land of the free, home of the brave! And how do we know we're brave? We will deep fry ANYTHING!

Fried twinkies? You can get those at Wal-mart! Fried mac and cheese? Been and gone! Fried jello? That's at the Texas State Fair this year!

But now, Great American Science has done the impossible!

We have deep-fried water!

Chef Jonathan Marcus came up with it for the "San Francisco Stupid S*** No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon," which is a real thing we did not make up, and it works like this.

Step one: encase water in a calcium alginate membrane, a process called frozen reverse spherification — which is a real thing we did not make up.

Steps two through four: cover in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.

Step five: drop in hot oil. We cannot emphasize this enough; do it gently! Dropping liquid water in hot oil can cause a flaming explosion if it's not covered in a membrane of calcium alginate — which again, is not something we made up.

And there you have it! Chef Jonathan calls it "the blandest fried thing [he's] ever tasted."

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