Fabulous Fried Fair Food & Recipes.
The Fabulous Food You Can Get At The Fair.
I always loved going to fairs. When I was young we could never afford to go except one time I remember going with an aunt to the California State Fair. I am always amazed at the different fabulous fried foods they have at fairs. I don't know how people come up with these fabulous recipes but here are a few. I guess carnivals could also be included in this hub. You find some good food at carnivals also we were able to go to the small carnivals that would come to town.
Let’s not forget funnel cakes. You can see them being sold in the picture above. Everyone has to go to the fair just to get a funnel cake. My friend Mary on HubPages tells how to make them check out her site at the bottom of this artificial.
You wouldn't find fried cactus in Wisconsin and maybe not fried cheese curds in Texas. Texas or Arizona would have the cactus, each fair has their own specialties.
I think a fun thing to do would be to have a party and make only fair food for the party.
Snow flying outside it's nice to think of summer and what's to come.
Texas State Fair has fried Coke. Deep fried flavored batter drizzled with coke fountain syrup on it and topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry.
Oh, that sounds so good. I'm a soda drinker so anything with soda (Pop) (Coke) in it is fine with me.
See how to make this fried coke. Click on Fried Coke.
Deep Fried Twinkies
- 6 Twinkies Popsicle sticks
- 4 cups vegetable oil
- Flour for dusting
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Chill or freeze Twinkies for several hours or overnight.
2. Heat 4 cups vegetable oil in deep fryer to about 375 degrees.
3. Mix together milk, vinegar and oil.
4. In another bowl,, blend flour, baking powder and salt.
5. whisk wet ingredients into dry and continue mixing until smooth. Refrigerate while oil heats.
6. Push stick into Twinkie lengthwise, leaving about 2 inches to use as a handle, dust with flour and dip into the batter. Rotate Twinkie until batter covers entire cake.
7. Place carefully in hot oil. The Twinkie will float, so hold it under with a utensil to ensure even browning. It should turn golden in 3 to 4 minutes. Depending on the size of your deep fryer, you might be able to fry only one at a time, two at the most.
8. Remove Twinkie to a paper towel and let drain. Remove stick and allow Twinkie to sit for about 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6
With Twinkies no long available I have added a recipe for them from YouTube.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 pound cheese curds
- 1-quart oil for frying
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the eggs and milk. Mix until smooth. Add more milk for a thinner batter. Coat the cheese curds with the batter.
- Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Fry the coated cheese curds approximately 1 minute each, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Always a Wisconsin favorite. Cheese curds are everywhere here any kind of county fair, street sale, Cranberry Festival or courthouse craft show you will find fried cheese curds. They are so good.
The many fried foods you can find.
- Fried Marshmallows
- Deep-Fried Oreos
- Chicken Fried Bacon – Thick and peppery Farm Pac® bacon is seasoned, double-dipped in a special batter and breading and deep-fried. Served with a creamy side of ranch or honey mustard sauce
- Fried Banana Split – a banana and honey peanut butter rolled in balls battered deep-fried, topped with assorted, fixings, powdered sugar, caramel and chocolate syrups, chopped peanuts, whipped cream and banana split flavored ice cream bites and a cherry.
- Fried Pickles
- Chicken Fried Cactus Bites
- Fried Dough
- Fried Snickers
- Deep Fried White Castle Burgers (Orange County Fair)
- Deep Fried Cupcake
- Fried Elephant Ear
- Deep Fried Donuts
- Deep Fried Zucchini Curls
- Fried Jelly Belly Beans – Jelly Belly Beans are rolled in funnel cake batter and fried to a crunch
- Deep Fried S’mores
- Pineapple ring is battered and deep-fried
- Fried Chocolate Truffles
- Fried Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Waffle Balls
- Fried Pop Rocks
- Fundae Blast Fried Dinner Roll
- Fried Cake on a Stick
- Green Bean Fries
- “Jalapeno” Deep Fried
- Bloomin’ Onions”(batter-dipped, deep-fried onions)
- Giant Funnel Cakes (often topped with chocolate and whipped cream)
- Batter-fried corn on the cob
- Fried Chicken
- Fried okra
- Fried onions
- Fried cookie dough
- Fried Snowballs
- Crispy Fried Cantaloupe Pie
- Fried pies of all kinds
- Beefy Fried Queso Bites
- Fried cauliflower
I'm sure there are many more foods that are fried at the fairs. This is what I have found. Now let me tell you the crispy cream hamburger is not something I would eat.
Below photos from Minnesota State Fair, rice hamburger and their deep fried cheese curds. Some of the foods for the Minnesota State Fair were.
- Jello Salad Ice Cream
- Iron Range Pierogies
- Deep-Fried-Lobster On-a-Stick
- Beer Gelato
- Bison Dog
- Shrimp Dog
Rate The Cream Puffs
The Wisconsin State Fair Cream Puffs.
A Wisconsin favorite is cream puffs not fried, but maybe someone will figure out how to fry them. Cream Puffs are easy to make. I don't make them now because it would just be me eating them. My husband is not a cream puff man. I made these when we had just been married a short time and they turned out great.
THE WISCONSIN STATE FAIR CREAM PUFF
Makes 12 cream puffs
- 1 cup water
- 4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/4 tsp. iodized salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 4 eggs
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 2 cups whipping cream, whipped with vanilla extract and sugar (see below)
- Sifted powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour one very large or two small baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.
2. Pour water into a heavy saucepan. Cut butter into small pieces and add to water. Add salt. Place saucepan over medium-low heat so butter melts before water boils. Bring water just to boil.
3. Remove pan from heat and add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon until dough forms into a ball and bottom of the pan is filled with flour. Let dough rest 5 minutes.
4. Add whole eggs, beating in one egg at a time. The dough should be stiff but smooth.
5. Immediately drop 1/4 cupfuls of dough 3 inches apart on baking sheet. (Or for a neater appearance, use pastry bag with 3/4-inch plain tip and pipe dough onto baking sheet.)
6. Combine egg yolk and milk in a small bowl. Brush each puff with glaze mixture, taking care not to let liquid drip onto the pan.
7. Bake 35 minutes, until puffed, golden brown and firm.
8. Cool puffs on wire racks, pricking each with a cake tester or toothpick to allow steam to escape, or leave them in a turned-off oven with the door propped open for about an hour, until firm. (If baked pastry is filled before cool and firm, it will be soggy and may collapse.) Baked puffs should have hollow, moist interiors and crisp outer shells that are lightly browned.
9. Cut off tops, fill with whipped cream (use pastry bag with star tip or scoop the whipped cream with a large spoon). Replace tops of the puffs and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Hodag Country Fest
Hodag Country Festival
Here we have the Hodag Country Festival. They sell all the great fried fair food. Our son works there each year and he said, "bloomin" onion is a big seller.
Neal McCoy is a Country Fest favorite. I just about ran into him one day at a store. I was in a hurry and he stepped right out in front of me if I hadn't stopped suddenly I would have run into him. He's very tall. He said, "Excuse me." then he stepped aside so I could pass through.
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