Funnel Cakes

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  • In mixing bowl combine eggs and milk.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture; beat smooth.
  • In deep skillet heat oil to 360 degrees.
  • Covering spout with finger, pour 1/4 cup batter into funnel.
  • Remove finger and release batter into oil in a spiral, starting in center and winding out. Fry until golden about 3 minutes.
  • Turn carefully, cook 1 minute more. Drain on paper towel, dust with powdered sugar.

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  1. dknj7147
    Very good, very easy! My family loved them, I did add 1/4 cup of sugar and it came out great.
  2. charlie 5
    Almost didn't search for a duplicate recipe as this is a very old family recipe at least back to our ggrandmother. Glad I did. This is the exact recipe that she used, except that the cooking oil was Crisco or lard. They are SO good. I cook them in my cast-iron skillet. My father-in-law recalls his grandmother making them for him for breakfast and topping them with butter and syrup. He didn't know how to spell it, but he said they called them "Strautsa". If anyone knows the origin or correct spelling of this description, please let me know. When I made them, I had to add between 1/4 and 1/2 C more milk to make them flow through my funnel. This made 4-5 large funnel cakes for us. Try drizzling the initial to your name over the top with the batter. I think a bit of lemon or vanilla extract would be nice. Optional yummy toppings: Cinnamon sugar, spiced apples, strawberries, chocolate syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream, and the traditional powdered sugar. Mmmm... I want some now.
  3. Bella Rachelle
    These were delicious!! 4.21.10 Made them again last night, I added a little bit of sugar to the batter and vanilla and got to use the funnel this time. AWESOME!!
  4. Jennygal
    Perfect! Added sugar and vanilla and put in a cleaned out ketchup bottle...couldnt be easier or yummier!! We found the crispier ones were a bit tastier. Thanks so much for this, it will be repeated for sure!
  5. Debs Recipes
    My daughter and I made these for a fun supper ~ It brought back great memories of the day the two of us spent together at Knott's Berry Farm when she was about ten-years-old. We liked these funnel cakes just as much as those we enjoyed at Knott's! I did add 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar to the batter. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  1. michelles3boys
    I made these for breakfast this morning and they tasted just like the ones at the fair. I added 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla to my batter. They turned out pretty and fluffy. The only reason I choose 4 stars instead of 5 is because the recipe didn't call for the sugar and vanilla, but the funnel cakes, in my opinion, definitely needs it.



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