Deep fried tequila at Aunt Chilada's

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- What better way to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day than with deep fried tequila?

Yes, you read that right. Deep fried tequila. It's part shot and part dessert, and Chef Tiffany Allison of Aunt Chilada's showed 3TV's and Javier Soto and Tess Rafols how to make it.

"We found a way to get drunk at work and not get caught," Allison, who has appeared on "Hell's Kitchen," said with a laugh.

Basically you soak chunks of angel food cake in tequila (not silver), fry them, and then inject them with even more tequila.

As part of Mexico's Independence Day celebration, Aunt Chilada's a 'big ol' fiesta' to help raise funds for the McKenna Youth Foundation a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded over 26 years ago with the goal of helping disadvantaged children in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

(In case you, like many, think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day, let's quickly clarify. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Although Mexico's army faced a much larger and better-equipped French force, Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza emerged victorious.)

Aunt Chilada's Phoenix
7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85020