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IHOP Funnel Cakes

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 4.83. Votes: 6
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International House of Pancakes Funnel Cake Carnival promotion brought the famous fairground food to the masses for a limited time. As you would expect from the name, the first thing you'll need to make proper funnel cakes is, of course, a funnel. The funnel is used to swirl batter into hot oil where it will fry to a happy golden brown in about a minute on each side. Find a funnel with an opening that is at least 1/2-inch wide so that your funnel cakes will have approximately the same thickness as the IHOP version. For the frying, shortening works the best since that's what IHOP uses, but you can also use vegetable or canola oil. I used a trans fat-free shortening from Smart Balance and it worked great. Load your oil or shortening into a small saucepan with about a 6-inch diameter. This way the batter won't spread out when you funnel it into the oil, and you'll get funnel cakes that are all about the same size. When it's time to serve the dish, arrange two funnel cakes on a plate, dust them with powdered sugar, top 'em off with fruit and whipped cream, and enjoy fairground-style funnel cakes without any scary carnies watching you eat.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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Sep 27, 2014, 22:00

I this this is excellent and im excited i been trying to make funnel cakes they cost 2.00 on the fail

Sep 28, 2006, 22:00

DANG! That was good! I got so excited after making these that you could've tied my neck to a pole on an ant hill and smear my ear with jam! They were that good.