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I TRIED to make Pickle dogs : P
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KellyGa    Posted 11-09-2003 at 16:19:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't you just hate it when you have something really neat, really tasty at a fair, and then you think, hhmmm...I can make that at home, seems easy enough!

(By the way, I experienced this treat at the Ga Natl fair, its a hot dog, stuffed into a hollowed out big pickle, skewered, dipped in corn dog batter and deep fried) Seems easy enough, eh?

Well, I spent all that time, hollowing out pickles, having a good time, thinking I was doing something. Well, I never made corndogs before! I just thought it was cornmeal mix. It was a flop. Everybody ate it, but I didn't know there was a special recipe for the batter! :( So it all wanted to fall off the pickle and I couldn't deep fry them, had to pan fry them, and then they looked awful, because they had two flat sides.

Ian and Shelby and a friend of ours that comes over on the weekends ate them, without complaint, but I was disappointed. I just love fair food, wanted to try my hand at it. I bought funnel cake mix, too, but it wasnt the same as the fair either. Oh well, guess I will just stick to cooking normal stuff this next week like pot roast and chicken and dumplings. I am good at comfort food. :) It is turning off cooler for that kind of thing.

Jim in michigan    Posted 11-11-2003 at 16:59:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
carnival food isnt hard to make if you have the right equipment,,,I cooked in a carnival stand for a while, also ran the rides, set up and tore down as well,, was fun, but not a job for a guy who was starting a family...Jim

SteveB    Posted 11-10-2003 at 08:16:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know if you tried this but the trick I use to get batter to stick to smooth skinned vegetables is to dip them in water, then flour before dipping in the batter. The flour will stick to the vegetable which then provides something for the batter to stick to.

deadcarp    Posted 11-09-2003 at 19:12:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah that carnival food is tricky - i tried to make fried ice cream once - got a foamed stove instead - don't ask! :)
why not start with the easy stuff like popcorn?
you can even make it in an airpopper, then dump a little mixed salt, lotsa sugar and butter on it. if ya like that, try reheating it in a wok or something. pretty soon you'll be the local kettle corn champ! and of course you can add mrs dash or hot stuff or make popcorn balls or whatever. no kidding - they threatened to keep me around rehab just for the kettle corn :)

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