2/3 cup milk(*i needed to add a splash more--the batter was just too thick for pouring)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting
Beat egg. Mix in milk. Sift flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder; beat into egg mixture until smooth.
Pour oil into a heavy pan until it is 1 inch deep. Heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Pour batter through funnel into oil with a circular motion to form a spiral. Fry until lightly brown; turn over to brown the other side. Cook to golden brown, and remove to drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar while still warm.
i used a rubbermaid water bottle to pour the batter in the oil.
next time, i think i will use an empty salad dressing or katsup bottle. i think having the "squeezing" action will help for keeping them together.
basically i made a bunch of small ones...which was fine...easier to handle.
the kids loved these, and hubby and i spent the rest of the evening on the couch...in a fried food coma! glad the fair only comes through once a year--we'd weigh 500lbs!