SNACK ON THESE STATE FAIR FAVORITES AT HOME
MAKES: 8 SERVINGS | TIME: 45 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS: 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying | 1 cup yellow cornmeal (not stone-ground) | 1 cup flour | 1 tsp. salt | 4 tsp. baking soda | 1⁄4 cup sugar | 2 eggs | 1 cup milk | 8 beef hot dogs | 8 popsicle sticks
DIRECTIONS: HEAT vegetable oil in deep fryer or deep pot to 365° F. COMBINE cornmeal, flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar. ADD in eggs and milk and combine. INSERT popsicle sticks into hot dogs and leave enough stick to hold. When oil is ready, dip one hot dog at a time, completely covering in batter. PLACE battered dog in hot oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes, rotating with tongs. REMOVE from oil and drain on a paper towel. SERVE immediately with favorite dipping sauce.
HOT CHEETOS CORN IN A CUP
MAKES: 4 SERVINGS | TIME: 20 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS: 4 (15 oz.) cans of whole kernel corn | 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise | 1⁄4 cup sour cream | 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese | 1⁄4 tsp. Tajin seasoning or chili powder | 1 cup Hot Cheetos | 1⁄2 lime | Salt and pepper, to taste.
DIRECTIONS: WARM corn on stovetop for about 5 minutes over medium/ high heat. DRAIN corn and set aside. COMBINE mayonnaise, sour cream, parmesan cheese, seasoning, juice from the lime, salt, and pepper to taste. COMBINE corn and mayo mixture. Divide equally among 4 cups. CRUSH Hot Cheetos and sprinkle on top of corn.
MAKES: 48 SERVINGS | TIME: 45 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS: 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying | 1 egg | 1 cup milk | 2 tsp. vegetable oil | 2 cups pancake mix | 1 pkg Oreos | Powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS: HEAT vegetable oil in a deep fryer or deep pot to 375° F. COMBINE egg, milk, 2 tsp. vegetable oil, and pancake mix. ONCE OIL IS READY, dip Oreos into batter one at a time and then directly into oil. Fry 3 to 4 Oreos at a time for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. DRAIN on a paper towel. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.