A white plate filled with Funnel Cakes dusted with powdered sugar, with a red check napkin on a picnic table.

Funnel Cakes

Satisfy the inner child in everyone by making your own funnel cakes! Get out your deep fryer and get your hands on some basic pantry ingredients.

A pile of fried onion rings draining on brown parchment paper.

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Welcome in the summer and delight your guests at barbecues and parties with homemade beer-battered onion rings! Serve them as an appetizer before a barbecue, as a side to delicious burgers, or even on top of a juicy steak. It’s important for your onions to be sweet, since the right onion will really improve the […]

A red and white plate filled with round sugar coated donuts.

Biscuit Donuts

You just need a deep fryer and a tube of buttermilk biscuits to make these delicious, foolproof biscuit donuts! Pre-cut biscuit dough is the best secret weapon for perfectly round and perfect easy donuts. We love sprinkling our donuts with cinnamon, sugar, and powdered sugar, but you could also use store-bought frosting or glaze for an […]

A square white plate filled with deep fried pickles.

Deep Fried Pickles

You just need a deep fryer, pickles, and a few more ingredients to make these deep fried pickles. This summer fair food is the perfect side for a June or July barbecue, and will make a great appetizer or side to burgers, or a stand alone dish. You can even put these pickle chips on […]

Two corn dogs on sticks, covered with swirls of ketchup and mustard, placed on wax paper next to a bowl of mustard.

Corn Dogs

Bring the fair to your backyard with this classic corn dog recipe. If you don’t want to worry about making burgers or steaks for afternoon guests, then corn dogs are a great option for lighter fare that will still be satisfying. Most of the ingredients are simple pantry ingredients, like cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking […]

A white plate filled with Classic Fried Chicken and French fries.

Classic Fried Chicken

For a taste of the South, try this simple yet classic fried chicken recipe. The dry rub is simple; you only need flour, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper for a complex and delicious taste. This recipe’s secret weapon is using buttermilk to dip the chicken in between tossing in the dry ingredients. Classic fried […]

A green plate holding fried Reuben Rolls, with one opened to show the Reuben ingredients.

Reuben Rolls

Reuben rolls made with sauerkraut is a great way to use up leftovers. Have leftover cabbage? Make a quick sauerkraut by chopping the cabbage finely, sautéing until wilted, and then tossing with the following ingredients: two tablespoons cider vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar, and a sprinkle of dried mustard. Reuben […]

Two deep fried apple rings on a red plate, topped with cinnamon and sugar.

Deep Fried Apple Rings

Truth: everything tastes better when deep fried–and that includes these deep fried apple rings! Cinnamon and sugar give these Granny Smith apples a classic apple dessert feel, while deep frying adds a delicious twist. The apples can be deep fried in a heavy skillet if you don’t have a deep fryer on hand. Ingredients 4 large […]

A bright blue plate with fried Wisconsin Cheese Curds.

Traditional Wisconsin Deep Fried Cheese Curds

Wisconsin is known for beer, brats, and of course cheese.  We even have a festival every two years called Cheese Days, where around 100,000 people flood the downtown area of Monroe, Wisconsin. The whole town (normally with a population of around 10,000) spends the off year planning and preparing for the next big celebration. Among […]