Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, and 20 Other Junk Foods You Have to Make for Your Summer Parties from Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, and 20 Other Junk Foods You Have to Make for Your Summer Parties Slideshow
Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, and 20 Other Junk Foods You Have to Make for Your Summer Parties Slideshow
Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, and 20 Other Junk Foods You Have to Make for Your Summer Parties
To help shake up your summertime party menus, we looked to the classic state fair for inspiration. The result is 22 of our heartiest, unhealthiest, and most bizarre dishes. Sure, there are simple classics like the chili cheese dog, but we also have bacon cupcakes, homemade choco tacos, and a fried green tomato BLT that will make your head spin.
No outrageous junk food roundup would be complete without unnecessary bacon. The crispy meat is balanced by a cream cheese frosting and a perfectly spiced cake.
Bratwurst Beer-Battered Corn Dogs
Once you fry up a batch of these quick and easy bratwurst on a stick, you’ll never buy the frozen monstrosities again.
Brownie-Filled Doughnut Holes
What’s better than a brownie? A brownie inside of a doughnut. This two-in-one baked good will delight every single person you have over.
Don’t overthink it. Apples, almonds, and caramels are all you need for this classic amusement park treat.
Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers
Even those who usually choose to skip spicy food will like these poppers. They’re a little bit of everything: crunchy, spicy, and cheesy.
Chili Cheese Dog
Chili, cheese, and hot dogs are all you need for this classic summertime recipe. It’s easy to pull together and simply delicious.
Now you can make this classic carnival snack at home. They’re great on their own or dipped in a rich chocolate sauce.
Coors Field 'S'mores Nachos'
This sugar bomb may be from a baseball field, but the sweet tortilla chips, marshmallow fluff, and mini M&Ms make this feel like a country fair.
Deep-Fried Citrus Slices
You can deep fry anything. Really. These battered and fried lemon, lime, and orange slices are a savory, tangy, and surprising dish to serve for summer.
Deep-Fried Cookie Dough
Raw cookie dough is already a naughty indulgence. Make it that much more devilish by battering it up and frying it.
You really can deep fry anything, including the classic Oreo cookie. This fair staple is surprisingly easy to make at home; all you need is some hot oil.
The notorious doughnut burger is the ultimate over-the-top entrée. It’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one sweet and savory bite.
Fried Green Tomato BLT
This Southern-fried take on a BLT is 100 percent homemade. But all the effort is totally worth it for this hearty fusion sandwich.
Fried Mac & Cheese Balls
This common bar snack is a great way to use leftover macaroni and cheese. Add some breadcrumbs and some spice and this dish is all new again.
Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears
Fried pickles are always a crowd pleaser. With panko breadcrumbs, your favorite pickle turns into a warm, savory, and crunchy snack.
Ahh, the funnel cake. So light, so airy, and oh-so bad for you. Forgo the guilt and cover that baby in powdered sugar. You deserve it.
Homemade Choco Tacos
Making this childhood favorite at home is easier than you may think. And nothing will satisfy your guests more this summer than a fun homemade ice cream dessert.
These deep fried cornmeal cakes are perfect to dunk into any number of dips. Beer in the batter helps to make these bite-sized treats airy and crisp.
Mexican Street Corn
This robust, heavily seasoned, and lightly cheesy street corn is a staple of summertime barbecues and taco trucks. Bring those bold flavors and fun to your party with this five-ingredient recipe.
What can make nachos even better? Fries instead of tortilla chips, of course. Once you experience the wonders of melted cheese and salsa on crispy potato fries, you’ll never look back.
S'mores on a Stick
The iconic s’more loses some of its messiness with this on-a-stick varietal. By dipping your marshmallows in chocolate and graham cracker crumbs, you also happen to make this already fun dessert even more of a delight.
State Fair Crescent Cheese Curds
The fried cheese curd is a Midwestern staple. You can make it easily with this recipe by replacing the batter with crescent dough.