Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fair Fare

The Health Department had a booth at the county fair this week (across from a chiropractor/naturopath and around the corner from the local Tea Party.  Must bite tongue, must bite tongue, must bite tongue) and the spousal unit and I prepared to indulge in our annual guilty pleasure -- corndog for him, Italian sausage and peppers for me.  Unfortunately I was fighting a bug and had to pass on the Italian sausage.  There's something in the greasy appeal of food out of a tin box on wheels that you just can't replicate at home although some cookbooks try.

Funnel Cakes

2 beaten eggs
1 ½ c. milk
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
2 c. cooking oil
Sifted powdered sugar

In mixing bowl combine eggs and milk.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add to egg mixture; beat smooth.  In deep skillet heat oil to 360°.  Covering spout with finger, pour ¼ cup batter into funnel.  Remove finger and release batter into oil in a spiral, starting in center and winding out.  Fry till golden, about 3 minutes.  Turn carefully; cook 1 minute more.  Drain on paper toweling; dust with powdered sugar.  Makes 6 to 8 funnel cakes. 

From Better Homes and Gardens Easy Skillet Meals.  I'm thinking that it's fortunate the city kids don't make the connection between the cute baby animals and lunch.  The farm kids are used to it.


GDad said...

I wonder how many substitutions you'd have to make before you could consider this to be "healthy." Also, what would the end result of those substitutions taste like?

Sam said...

Once a year to indulge in Fair Food is fine! I wait for my chance at Fair Fries with vinegar and Fried Dough with sugar. YUM!

Shay said...

That's kind of the rationale behind only allowing yourself to eat it 1x per year, GDad. It can only do temporary damage to your arteries.

GDad said...

Shay, I wish you were my doctor.