Introduction: Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos and Twinkies Oh My
Howdy Y'all Today i am going to show you how to make the state fair fryfecta. If you have ever wanted to make a funnel cake, fried Oreo, or fried Twinkie, this is the recipe for you . Just one taste will take you right back to steamy summer nights at the fair. Oh yeah and you will never have to shell out $5 a pop for your fix ever again.
- Deep Fryer or Pan
- Tongs and slotted spoon to fish out the fried goodness
- Roll of paper towels.
- Bottle of vegetable oil
- mixing bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
Baking soda and a lid in case the grease catches fire on ya if using a pan.
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 TSP (teaspoon)salt
- 1 TSP Ground Cinnamon
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
- 2 Cups Milk
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 TSP Vanilla Extract
- Confectioners (powdered) Sugar
- Frozen Twinkies
- Oreo Cookies
The first step is to make the batter
Add all of the dry ingredients together in the mixing bowl, then mix in the wet ingredients until the batter is smooth. Seriously that is it. there are no magic elves, no unobtanium just some simple mixing. The above recipe so far has yielded 2 funnel cakes, 12 fried Oreo cookies, and 2 fried Twinkies. I probably have enough left over to fry 2 more funnel cakes. If put in a sealed container in the fridge I have stored it for 2 days after making. But with the raw egg you wouldn't want to keep it much longer. It does freeze however....
I use a deep fryer that automatically reaches temperature but if you are using a pan heat the oil to abut 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Follow the directions on your fryer. Now that your oil is heating up you have to decide what you want to fry up.
Step 1: Fried Oreo Cookies
Using tongs or a fork dunk a cookie into the batter so that it is covered on all sides, and gently place into the heated oil. Cook them for about 45-60 seconds on each side, turning them them over once.
The breading should be a golden brown color. After they are done frying place them on a plate covered in paper towels and dust them with powdered sugar to taste.
Step 2: Fried Twinkies
The first step is to freeze a Twinkie for a couple hours to ensure that the filling stays in the Twinkie while it is frying. Using tongs place a frozen Twinkie into the batter mixture and ensure that it is thoroughly coated before frying
After it has also fried for about 60 seconds rotate it so that the top side has a chance to cook . After they are done frying place them on a plate covered in paper towels and dust them with powdered sugar to taste.
Step 3: Funnel Cakes
I don't use a funnel but I do pour the batter relatively slowly so that it forms the drizzle pattern we are so used to.
Pour about 1/2 a cup of batter slowly into the hot oil in circular patterns. You will be able to see in the oil about how big the cake is going to be and spots that need more batter.
After it has fried for about 60 seconds use your tongs to flip it and let it finish up on the other side. Then set on a plate covered with towels and dust with powdered sugar to taste.
Thank you and snack responsibly.