On a recent trip to Disneyland and California Adventures, my husband and I went on a food journey, trying a number of food choices available at the parks. One of the most unique and tasty items we tried was a plate of funnel cake fries.
These funnel cake fries were basically a funnel cake that wasn’t hooked together in the traditional fashion—instead being left in individual strands (or fries)—then topped with whipped cream and Fruity Pebbles for a fun crunch. It was amazing! So much so that we knew we had to figure out how to make this treat on our own.
So we did! We created a funnel cake fries recipe that you have got to try.
Now don’t get intimidated. Funnel cake is one of those treats that looks and tastes amazing and can seem daunting to try to make. But it’s surprisingly easy. If you can make pancakes, you can make funnel cake fries with this easy recipe.
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 cups vegetable oil
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- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together with a hand mixer it becomes frothy.
- A little at a time, add the flour mix from the medium bowl into your frothy egg mixture and lightly mix to combine, creating a smooth batter.
- Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag with a circle tip.
- Heat about an inch of vegetable oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat.
- Using the pastry bag, pipe a strand of batter directly into the oil. You can fit about 3-5 fries at a time.
- Fry the batter for about a minute (until it turns a light brown), then flip and fry for another minute.
- Move the completed funnel cake fries to a paper-towel-lined plate to allow to slightly cool.
- Top the fries with whipped cream and Fruity Pebbles.
That’s all there is to it! You’re basically making a pancake mix and instead of cooking it on a griddle, you fry thin strands of batter in oil. Not so intimidating, right?
If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can use a seal-able sandwich bag instead. Just cut a small corner to use as a makeshift piping bag. Also, the compressed canned whipped cream is easier to use as a topping than homemade whipped cream, though that works well too.
Funnel cake fries are delicious, quick to make, and fun for kids and adults alike. Give it a try!