Funnel Cake Fries

Warmer weather always gets us thinking about state fairs, which inspire so many amazing food experiences. One of them is funnel cake, the delicious deep fried cake sticks that are crispy on the outside and sweet and fluffy on the inside. Yum!

Funnel cake got its name because the batter is poured through a funnel directly into hot oil for frying. While we use a squeeze bottle today, there was no such thing centuries ago when funnel cake was first invented…

Apparently, funnel cake has Middle Eastern origins as a yeast-risen dish, before it was adopted in Europe and particularly by the Dutch in the Netherlands. In the late 1800s, the Pennsylvania Dutch-German immigrants brought it to America and replaced the yeast with baking powder.

Fast forward to today and you can find funnel cakes at many state fairs and carnivals, which love to deep fry everything! So consider this recipe a taste of the state fair you can make at home in about 20 minutes or less.

Funnel cake fries are bite size sticks and therefore easier to make than the larger funnel cakes. That being said, you can attempt a funnel cake with this recipe no problem…

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