Summer is still in full swing and one of the fruits many of us are relishing is watermelon. This juicy and fleshy fruit is often enjoyed plain or in the form of juice. Some people may also experiment by making different kinds of watermelon-based dishes and desserts. But it seems that food experiments can go a bit too far. A recent video shared on Twitter is proof. It shows a man systematically deep-frying a whole watermelon and then going on to actually eat it! Don't believe us? Find out more below.
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The TikTok video was shared by Twitter user @ericriveracooks. In it, we see a person holding a watermelon with the help of multiple skewers that have been pierced into it. The person dips the fruit into some sort of batter and covers most of its surface with the whitish liquid. He then places the coated watermelon in hot oil and allows it to fry for some time. In the meantime, he explains aspects like the temperature of the oil as well as the supposed 'safety' measures he is taking. He claims to want to make the watermelon crunchy. While the fruit cooks, he also removes pieces of what he calls "watermelon popcorn" from the oil. Later, he takes the fruit out of the oil and cuts it into smaller pieces. He goes on to take a bite of the fried watermelon, including the "tender" rind! Watch the complete video here.
🎶🎶🎶🎶— eric rivera (@ericriveracooks) June 1, 2023
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Twitter users were left questioning the purpose of cooking watermelon in this way. Many were concerned about the possible hazards of attempting such a thing. Some simply resorted to sarcasm in response to the video. Check out the reactions below.
...how do you eat this
do you eat the rind
wouldn't it either be still cold on the inside or utterly melted from the heat nuking the cellular structure— Kasey Kagawa (@punkey0) June 2, 2023
I would be afraid it would explode— 💍 Mrs. Tomasone💍 Based Wife -Already been picked (@limitlessleila) June 2, 2023
Thought this was gonna be one of those safety videos the fire department puts out on frying turkeys or Xmas trees on fire. Glad they lived thru it.— Abigail (@MusicArtsPromo) June 1, 2023
Watching this FULLY expecting it to explode— Diane Galloway (@adgwatches) June 1, 2023
Perfectly silly. Perfectly ridiculous.— James Paul (@xlghat) June 1, 2023
There is no logical explanation for this, whatsoever.— Brooke It'sTheGuns🟧🟦🇺🇸🇰🇷BLM 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@SHM_Colorado) June 1, 2023
because what goes better with hot hot oil than water 🤔— Rev Jerry the Scolding Nurse he/him (@JerrySoucyRN) June 1, 2023
He said “safety first” and I really didn't believe him— The Giannisance Man (@GiannisanceMan) June 2, 2023
What was the point of this fr?— 👸🏾 K (@Nkeonye_) June 1, 2023
What did you think of the video? Let us know in the comments.
We advise viewers to exercise their discretion and avoid taking any dangerous risks while cooking at home. Always follow safe kitchen practices, especially while working with hot oil.
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