For San Francisco’s Stupid Sh*t No One Needs and Terrible Ideas “Hackathon”, Jonathan Marcus decided to utilize a process called “spherification” to actually deep fry water.
The method uses calcium alginate, which surrounds liquids with a membrane that gives them a shape and the ability to be handled like solids. Although spherification is utilized in upscale restaurants for all kinds of dishes and drinks, frying it is massively dangerous. One leak could allow the hot oil to contact the water, resulting in a violent explosion that could lead to fires and third degree burns. So the “stupid sh*t” and “terrible ideas” labels are very appropriate.
Check out the demonstration below, and be sure to never, never try it.