I am sure most of you have seen these because they are so popular at booths in county and state fairs. This is one recipe I really not regret having a photo as well as a video to share with you! The process is fun, the results dramatic, and very quickly disappear at our house.
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
3/4 cup milk
your preference salad oil for frying
powdered sugar to use as topping
Mix dry ingredients in bowl, combine egg and milk, add to dry ingredients, and beat until smooth.. In a deep cast iron skillet,,heat 1 inch of oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter into a funnel using your finger to cover the opening. .
Hold the funnel filled with batther over the heated oil, being careful not to spatter hot oil , remove your finger and slowly release the batter beginning in the center of the skillet and moving outward in a spiral. Brown 2 minutes, until golden crisp and puffy. It will not be perfect, but the uneven spiral with its crispy goodness is perfectly delicious! Repeat the process until all your batter has been used. You will have 5 or 6 funnel cakes, depending on size. Drain well on paper towels, slide onto serving dish with wide spatula, and sift or sprinkle powdered sugar over top. Serve while hot.
YouTube videos of this are available for watching if you wish before you try this on your own.