|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 91g||33%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 41g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Funnel cake is a classic fair food that is decadent and fun to eat. But, it can also be pretty messy to make on your own. These fries are super crispy and easy to pick up and eat. They’re lighter than fried dough and are made with a batter instead of a dough.
The batter is super easy to make and can be whisked together in one bowl. The batter is similar to pancake batter, making it very easy to handle. Once you whip up the batter, add it to a plastic bag, then cut off the end and pipe it into the hot oil.
Make this fun snack for the kids on the weekend or serve them as a dessert for a party. We like our funnel cakes fries with marshmallow fluff and strawberry sauce, but the possibilities are endless—Nutella, chocolate sauce, frosting or icing are all delicious options.
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Vegetable oil, for frying
Confectioners' sugar, for serving
Marshmallow fluff, for serving
2 tbsp strawberry sauce, for serving
Gather the ingredients.
Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until foamy and bright yellow.
Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract until combined.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then gradually add to the wet mixture (be careful not to overmix—just whisk until there are no lumps or pockets of dry ingredients).
In a heavy bottomed pot, heat the oil to 375 F. You need about four inches of oil in the bottom of your pot.
Add the batter to a large piping bag or plastic ziplock bag. Cut off the end of the bag to create a small hole.
Once the oil reaches temperature, pipe a strip of the batter in a straight line into the hot oil. Continue until you have about 5 fries in the oil. Don’t overcrowd the oil. You can fit more or less depending on the size of your pot.
Cook for about 1 minute, then flip with a metal slotted spoon and continue cooking until both sides are golden brown.
Strain the funnel cake bites out of the oil onto a paper towel lined plate. You can keep them warm in a 200F oven while you continue cooking the rest of the batter.
Dust with confectioners' sugar, then serve with dipping sauce.
How to Store
Funnel cake fries are best served immediately while they are hot and fresh. You can store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer at 400 F for 3 to 5 minutes or in a 400 F oven until crisp.
How do you make funnel cakes crispy?
Using the batter we’ve outlined above and making sure your oil is at the correct temperature will ensure that the funnel cake fries are crispy and cooked to perfection.
Make sure to drain the cooked funnel cake fries on a paper towel lined plate.