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Cooking with Kyle: Creating the State Fair funnel cakes at home

OKLAHOMA CITY - If you can't make it to the Oklahoma State Fair, why not make some of the fair food at home?

Funnel cakes are the quintessential State Fair food; they appeal to all ages and are actually easy to make. I like to top them with ice cream and fruit, but they are equally delicious dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 t Vanilla extract
  • 3 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t baking powder
  • Vegetable oil or shortening for frying
  • Powdered sugar or cinnamon/sugar combo for dusting.

Whisk eggs and sugar together - add milk and vanilla and whisk again. The add the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth - do not over mix (similar to pancake batter.)

In a large, heavy skillet, add 3 inches of oil and heat to 350-360 degrees. Ladle or pour batter into a funnel, covering hole at bottom with fingertip. Release batter into pan while moving funnel in circular or criss-cross design.

Brown on each side 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove to paper towel lined tray, drain and dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon/sugar mixture. Serve immediately!