Funnel cake fries are a popular carnival and fair food that can now be made at home. These crispy, golden-brown fries are a fun and delicious treat that everyone will love. In this article, we will show you how to make funnel cake fries step-by-step. You don’t need any special equipment or ingredients, just a few basic kitchen tools and some pantry staples. So, let’s get started!
Before we start making the funnel cake fries, let’s gather all the ingredients we need. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Now that we have all the ingredients, let’s start making the funnel cake fries:
Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until well combined.
Step 2: Add the Wet Ingredients
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
Step 3: Heat the Oil
Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep pot or fryer over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F.
Step 4: Pipe the Batter
Transfer the batter to a piping bag or a plastic bag with a corner snipped off. Pipe the batter into the hot oil in long, thin strips, about 4-5 inches long. Fry the funnel cake fries for about 2-3 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
Step 5: Drain and Dust
Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the funnel cake fries from the oil and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Dust the funnel cake fries with confectioners’ sugar while they are still warm.
Tips and Variations
Here are some tips and variations to help you make the perfect funnel cake fries:
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the funnel cake fries. If the oil is not hot enough, the fries will be greasy and soggy.
- Don’t overcrowd the pot or fryer. Fry the funnel cake fries in small batches to ensure they cook evenly.
- You can add different flavors to the batter, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or lemon zest.
- You can also serve the funnel cake fries with different toppings, such as chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or whipped cream.
Funnel cake fries are a fun and delicious treat that you can now make at home. With just a few basic ingredients and some simple steps, you can enjoy crispy, golden-brown fries that are perfect for any occasion. So, give this recipe a try and let us know how it turns out!