Last week, I shared a recipe for the fair-favorite Funnel Cakes.
Funnel Cakes are what I get whenever I go to a carnival or fair, but I guess Deep-Fried Twinkies are also a favorite. I have never bought them, but they do sound dangerously delicious. (Dangerous to my weight!)
This recipe doesn’t sound too hard to make as you use store bought Twinkies and fry them using the directions below. If you had to miss going to the fair this year, then don’t miss your favorite fair food!
The book, Fair Foods, has 120 favorite fair recipes including recipes such as
- Maple and Bacon Doughnuts
- Triple Cheeseburger Doughnuts
- Cheesecake on a Stick
- Corn Dogs
- Fried Pickles
- Chocolate-Encased Bacon
- Fried Coca-Cola®
- Deep-Fried Oreos®
- Mock Fried Ice Cream
- Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick
- Firehouse Chili with Peppers
- Spicy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheeseburgers
- Black and White Cookies
- Egg Creams
- Mint Juleps
Here’s how you can make Deep-Fried Twinkies at home:
This recipe and photo are reprinted with permission from
FAIR FOODS: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State
and County Fairs by George Geary which is produced by Santa Monica Press.
Recipe and photo reprinted from FAIR FOODS: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State and County Fairs by George Geary, Santa Monica Press
- 6 Twinkies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- Canola oil
- Confectioners’ sugar
Skewer each Twinkie and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 2 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare the batter: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, milk, eggs, and melted butter. Pour into flour mixture and blend just until smooth.
In a Dutch oven, heat 2-inches of Canola oil over medium heat to 375° F.
Working two at a time, dip the Twinkies into the batter until fully coated. Place in the hot oil, turning after a few seconds until all sides have reached a light brown color, about 4 to 6 minutes.
Drain on paper toweling, the dust with confectioners sugar.
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