6 Fair Foods to Make at Home

Bring the best fried food from the state fair home! 🌭🎡🍢


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Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people


bacon, cooked


vegetable oil for frying

butter, room temperature

fried onions



cold chili

flour, for breading

eggs, for breading

whole pickles

string cheese

3 cups of pancake mix

2 eggs

2 cups of milk

4 tbsp of vegetable oil


vanilla ice cream


american cheese

powdered sugar

melted chocolate


fritos, crushed


Plastic wrap


Ice cube tray


Step 1/6

FRIED BUTTER BALLS: Line an ice cube tray with plastic wrap. Use half the butter to fill each cube. Cover half the buttered cubes with fried onions and chives and fill the second half with jam. Cover with the rest of the butter. Freeze then dip in batter and fry until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Step 2/6

FRIED OREO ICE CREAM SANDWICHES: Separate the Oreos. Using a bowl, scrape the cream from each cookies. In the bowl, mix together the cookie cream and vanilla ice cream. Place a scoop of the ice cream between the Oreo cookies. Freeze. When solid, place a skewer in each ice cream sandwich, dip in batter and then fry until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with melted chocolate.

Step 3/6

TORNADO SNICKERS: Put a skewer in the short end of the Snickers' bar. Cut diagonal slits across the top of the Snickers. Place a strip of crispy bacon in each slit. Dip in batter and fry until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar, drizzle with melted chocolate, and sprinkle with pistachios.

Step 4/6

WALKING TACO NUGGETS: Divide cold chili into nugget sized portions. Dip in flour, beaten eggs and then Fritos. Fry until golden brown. Serve with your favorite taco toppings.

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CHEESY FRIED PICKLES: Replace the core of the pickle with string cheese. Insert a skewer into each cheese pickle. Mix together the pancake mix, 2 eggs, milk, and 4 tbsp of vegetable oil creating a batter. Dip each cheese pickle in the batter and fry until golden brown. Enjoy with your favorite sauce.

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FRIED TWINKIE GRILLED CHEESE: Flatten the Twinkles with the help of a spatula. On one Twinkie, place a folded piece of American cheese then a slice of bacon followed by another slice of folded American cheese. Top with a second flattened Twinkie. Grill the Twinkie grilled cheese in a hot skillet until golden brown, then dip in batter and fry until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream.

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