Saturday, August 8, 2009

bringing the fair home

the fair is back in the area...and just like every other year...prices have gone up!! hubby and i just adore fair food, but knew that we probably weren't going to go this year. we couldn't justify spending the money. so last night for dinner i made beer brats with sauteed onions, french fries, and funnel cake!! awesome-ness! of course i forgot to take a picture of the brats...but oh, they were delicious--you'll just have to take my word on it! i found a simple recipe for the funnel cake over @ that site! the only trick was getting the oil hot enough.
1 egg
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 a fried food coma! glad the fair only comes through once a year--we'd weigh 500lbs!

1 comment:

  1. How dare you post this recipe- now I'm going to go gain 10 lbs myself! Ha! Really, I think I'll make one tonight!

    Just stopping by from SITS! Have a good day Tina!

    Becca @ My Perception of Life
    (PS- you should add this link to my post for today!)