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Chutz
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   Posted 10/29/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone ready for the weekend??? I sure am because it gets lonely when hubby's at work. Plus it's tie to relax or go do something fun. Does anyone here like street fairs? You know...where the community celebrates some event and all of the food and craft vendors set up their tents. Often there are special things for the little ones to do like a carnival or even a sport event. But what about the food? Street food! The stuff you just can't get anywhere else. Mmmmm, it makes your mouth water just thinking about id, doesn't it?

Depending on where you go in the world there is a huge variety of street foods. When my son and daughter-in-law were in Thailand visiting her relatives he loved and lived on the street food. He said for about $2.00 American he could get more food than he could eat and it was delicious and fresh!

Here in the states people from other countries probably think we have some mighty weird stuff. Like pork chops on a stick, fried Twinkies, but I'm going for the cheesecake dipped in chocolate on a stick. Never tired one but how bad can it be if it's cheesecake??

Now that I have your stomach all prepared, or turning maybe...lol, what is your favorite street fair food? O think mine would have to be something you don't find to often since it's too plain. I love the square blocks of ice cream, on a stick, dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts. mmmmm..... I love the flavor but even more I remember having them with my dad and that makes it taste so much better.

What's your favorite street food?
Chutzie

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   Posted 10/29/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie,

Okay, don't laugh, but what is a street fair? I grew up in a tiny country town (the second smallest town in my state -- you can barely find it on a map!). The only fairs around here are country fairs in the summertime.

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   Posted 10/29/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
Any kind of little carnival or craft fair or, as near where I live, an annual WIne Fest - there must be something along those lines around you!

Anyway, at the moment my answer would be a good funnel cake! Need to be make with fresh oil, and light and fluffy with lots of powdered sugar!

PaLady

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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Awe man, PAlady, you stole mine. My fave was when we went to the mountains of north GA in the fall for the craft shows. The funnel cakes there were the best!!
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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to agree with PALady and Pixie the funnel cake or elephant ears as they used to be called with
all the powder sugar on top is a favorite of mine too.....
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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
...Mine would have to be the Roasted Corn on the Cob! They peel the husk back and dip it in a bath of butter.....put it in your hand for $3.....then let you select all the different seasonings you want to apply on it. Wonderful stuff!

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   Posted 10/30/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Where in this whole country can you find a fair, carnival or any festival that has funnel cakes made in fresh oil??? PA are you dreaming or are you just always the very first in line!!! HEE> HAHA!!
I'd have to go for anywhere in the N.E. and have an Italian sausage, pepper & onion sandwich!!! Something about the way they let those coils of sausage cook on dirty grills for hours!! YUM!!!
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Chutz
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   Posted 10/30/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Good point Pete! I'm guessing you would have to be the first customer of the day on a warm sunny day. That's my only gripe on curly fries...they are trying to make them soo fast the the insides are never crispy and you often get a bucket of oil with partly cooked potato strings in the middle. Years ago mom bought a curly fry cutter. Never used it but did give it to me just in case I had the urge...lol I have made them many times but when I do they are cooked more separately and are wonderful!

btw, how are your boys doing? Have you heard form your youngest lately?

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White Beard
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   Posted 10/30/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh PALady your my type of Person! ( I was going to say Gal, but I thought better of it! smilewinkgrin ) Anyway  Funnel Cakes MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM GOOD! Now you are talking my type of language!!!  Most fairs around here have them few have the fresh oil, but hey they are still good, some of the places call them elephant ears, I think they are the same I know they look and tasted the same anyway!
 
I did want to mention that the Covered Bridge Festival over near Turkey Run state Park in  Indiana well any when you go over to their town festivals on a Sunday morning nice and early and have fresh fried Chicken Gizzards for Breakfast! They are so so good! Piping hot ands oh so tasty! yeah yeah yeah
 
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Chutz
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   Posted 10/30/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
<shudder> Mr. White Beard....gizzards for breakfast!???! Oh dear...I'll pass but my mom would have gone the distance to go with you...lol I'm thinking tho that the CP gang ought to show up at this festival for a couple dozen funnel cakes. But we wanna see the fresh oil go into the cooker. They really are simple to make but messy...so I'll wait til a street fair. They had them at a tractor show we went to a couple of years ago. Oil was pretty cold and they were greasy but grandsons didn't mind.

Chutz

btw, true elephant ears are usually made from a yeast dough or a dough you can roll with a rolling pin. imagine an uncooked cinnamon roll, then spread sugar on the counter and roll it flat, then deep fry. funnel cakes are more like a pancake batter that is drizzled into hot oil using a funnel shaped container. Both large and flat and both involve cinnamon sugar. But depending on where you live, they are probably used interchangeably.
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White Beard
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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie
You are right about the difference between the Funnel Cakes and the Elephant Ears, I had forgotten about the differences! and also the Elephant Ears also often have different toppings some are drizzled with a white frosting or glaze or sprinkled with Cinnamon sugar I have even had them with preserves put on them! At Christmas time we make a cookie that reminds me of funnel cakes, rosettes you use an iron that is dipped in batter and then put into a deep fat frier and as they cook they come off the rosette iron and then you take them out and put them on paper towel to drain the oil from them and them put powdered sugar on them. They are very light and fragile and are only good when they are eaten fresh! They are also messy to make but oh so good!

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Chutz
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   Posted 10/30/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard???? I have a question for you. Are you my long lost brother???...lol I didn't think anyone made rosettes any more. It's one treat I make every Christmas. Takes a long time and my fibro goes whack-o but who cares...they are wonderful! Those and Krumkake...mmmmm. We need to have a holiday recipe thread starting soon.

mmmmmm,
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   Posted 10/30/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, now I am dying for a funnel cake or elephant ear (I think around here we call them "dough boys"!) or something!!!

And you bet I try to be first in line on the first night of the festival! I also usually buy some of the festival waffles on the first night, and take them home and freeze them with the idea that they're supposed to last! HA! What a joke that is!! LOL

And Pete - a good homemade Italian sausage sandwhich w/peppers & onions - YUM! What a gavone! :-)

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   Posted 10/30/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie
I keep saying that you are my Hero! So you make and like Rosettes too! They are so darn good, the bad thing about them is you eat them as fast as you make them! But really they are not good if not eaten right away!  I do think that is funny, that you make them at Christmas too! Your right  I think, not many people make them any more!  That is just another reason that Christmas is my favorite time of year!
 
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P.S. CCL so your mom made rosettes all the time? Boy were you  the lucky on!!!!, My mom would only make them at Christmas, and even then we would have to beg and beg for her to make them, she always hated to do it because of the mess! Usually she would end up making them once ( if we were really good sometimes twice) during the Christmas season!
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Chutz
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   Posted 10/30/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You are right about the mess! Grease and batter everywhere but oh is it worth it. I would like to make them more often like CCL's mom but this body isn't going to cooperate...lol Ya know...if no one was going to be around to count them, I do think I could eat them as fast as they were made...lol Do you have your rosette irons and still make them WB? Maybe we ought to have a Rosette countdown this holiday season. But I have two 6'3" hungry guys drooling and waiting for them as they come off the iron! OK, I need a bedtime snack now...too bad I don't have any rosettes, or elephant ears, or funnel cakes...or even a chocolate cake!...lol Hubby did bring home a small amount of Halloween candy for the grandkids but we don't have any others come because of where we live. Just enough candy to get us into a bit of trouble.

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White Beard
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   Posted 10/30/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie
Yes I think I do still have them, I need to check though, but I am the only one that makes them, so I don't think she took the rosette irons! Yes I will make them this year if I have to sit and eat them all by myself! I was just thinking about making some more Pecan Brittle! Oh is that good!

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Chutz
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   Posted 10/30/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
You can always ship me some of your left overs and I'll do the same for you...OK? <teehee, I never have any leftovers>

Good night WB!
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   Posted 10/31/2009 1:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Are these rosettes similar in shape to a Belgian waffle? I'm trying to figure out if I've had them. They sound yummy!

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   Posted 10/31/2009 2:43 AM (GMT -7)   
PALady

They are meteal shape Irons that have flower shape or christmas tree shape, or a bell shape, and some other shapes, they screw onto a metal rod with a handle, you put it into the hot oil and get it nice and hot and then dip it into the batter, but you can't cover the entire iron or it will not come off, anyway after dipping it into the batter you put it into the hot oil again and in just seconds they slip of the iron and swell up, they cook really fast so you have to be carefull ( other wise they will burn) and dip them out of the hot oil and place them on paper towel and let them cool for just a minute and sprinkle them with powdered sugar. They are very fragile and they break and crumble easily, but oh are they tasty!!!! At first is is so difficult because the iron has to be at just the right temperture for it to work right, so allot of time the very first ones are flops and they just don't look right, those are the one that you eat right away! Always eating the mistakes! smile! If you haven't had them I am sure you would like them if you like Funnel cakes! They are as you say YUMMY!

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   Posted 10/31/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
It sounds like what I think of as carnival waffles. They're kind of a flower shape, now that I think of it. They're thing and crispy with powdered sugar. They're the ones I freeze so I can have them last - although they don't last long! LOL

Are the Rosettes thin and crispy, and break easily?

PaLady
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