It’s that time of year. The leaves are changing school will be starting soon and it’s time for the county fair. I’ve loved fairs since I was a kid the smells, the animals, games, rides but best of all is the food! There are is always more food than you can eat in a day or even a week. It’s so hard to choose. So why not make a few at home so you can try some others at the fair? Not to mention these will cost you just a fraction of the price!
This is a simple but delicious fair food. The best part is it’s easy to recreate at home.
1 lb. ground beef
1 package taco seasoning of your choice
¼ cup chopped onion
2/3 cup diced tomato
1/3 c shredded cheddar cheese
5 tsp. light sour cream
¾ c shredded lettuce
5 small single serving bag of nacho flavored chips *
Brown ground beef in skillet, drain the fat add taco seasoning & amount of water listed on the package. Open chips along the side of the bag after squeezing a couple times to crush the chips just slightly. Add in the ingredients and serve.
* Rather than buy individual bags I got a big bag and put everything into a bowl.
Frozen Cheesecake on a stick
Take a store bought cheesecake (plain) separate the pieces on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Take craft sticks and insert into the large end of each slice halfway. Place in the freezer and freeze for 4-6 hours or until firm. Over a double boiler melt your choice of milk or dark chocolate. Remove cheesecake from freezer and dip into chocolate. Roll in crushed nuts or candies if so desired.
This recipe makes about 2 funnel cakes it can be doubled or even tripled if needed
2/3 cup of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 TBSP sugar
1 1/4 cup of flour (all purpose)
1/4 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups of vegetable, canola, peanut or sunflower oil
In a deep skillet heat the oil to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile mix the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a medium bowl
In another bowl beat together the egg, milk and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix with a spoon or whisk until fully blended let set for 5-10 minutes. When the oil is hot use a funnel, empty ketchup bottle or a gallon size bag with a corner cut off to pour the batter into the oil. start in the center and work outwards in a web-like fashion. fry for about 1-2 minutes on each side depending on how crispy you like it. Drain on paper towels top with powdered sugar, honey, fruit preserves, or chocolate sauce.