If you like pancakes and the convenience of donuts you’ll love funnel cakes. Sort of like a portable pancake, deep fried with the works! A perfect snack for Fat Tuesday!
Funnel cakes show up at every county fair and parade in PA. These fried batter treats are Pennsylvania Dutch in origin and a big part of my heritage.
Funnel Cakes got their name by the way they’re made. The batter was dropped into a vat of oil by filling a funnel and removing and replacing your finger over the hole to adjust the flow. You can use a measuring cup with a spout, but it gives you less control. I like to use a squeeze bottle. The bottle keeps my hands farther away from the hot oil and splashes.
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- oil for frying
Mix together egg and milk.
In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
Slowly add wet mix to dry mix and stir until you have a smooth batter. While batter rests, heat oil to 375 degrees.
Place batter in funnel (remember to keep your finger in place), spouted measuring cup or squeeze bottle.
Drizzle batter into oil making circular or criss-cross patterns.