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December 9th, 2005

Deep Fried Goodness

I have an extremely important question to ask you. Please think about it and be responsive.

When was the last time you had funnel cake?

Posted in Food and Beverage

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 6:13:55 am
I don't think I've ever had one. But, if funnel cake is the same thing as an elephant ear, I've only had one in my life, that I recall, and that was at least twenty years ago. It was good, though. Just haven't been anywhere they sell funnel cakes/elephant ears in twenty years.

FROM: jk
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 6:58:31 am
At a minor league baseball game in Scranton in July. It was fabulous.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 8:38:21 am
The boardwalk of any good shore town will have funnel cakes for you, Joseph.

FROM: COD [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 8:46:34 am
I think it at First Night last year in downtown Fredericksburg.

FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 9:03:46 am


They just don't have them in Portland. Everybody wants elephant ears here. I don't want elephant ears! I want those yummy funnel cakes I had when I briefly lived in California!

*cries more*

And damn you for reminding me.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 9:53:35 am
True, but I associate these things with those cheap parking lot carnivals. If sand is nearby, I swear it gets into the funnel cake.

FROM: Steve A.
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 11:15:01 am
Easy answer. Living in the south it's a natural for town fairs, etc. October, with our town's Peanut Festival.


FROM: Aaron [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 2:00:33 pm
Mmmm, funnel cake. The last time I had one was July 2005 at Laguna-Seca racetrack in Monterrey, CA. Snoocies.

FROM: jk
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 7:50:58 pm
Cat, or anyone who knows: isn't an elephant a crispier-type pastry? Kind of like a braided rug in design? Good, but not in the same league or theme as funnel cakes. I can get you a recipe, I swear I can, so you can make your own. The local "women in business" contributed recipes to a fund-raiser cookbook and I know my friend Tammy sent in her funnel cake recipe.

We are no where near the ocean but in Central PA, funnel cakes are standard ball game or carnival fare. Mmmmm.

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday December 12, 2005 -- 3:33:52 am
Am I the only one who sees the term "women in business" in quotes and automatically thinks of it as a euphemism for prostitution?


FROM: Greg
DATE: Monday December 12, 2005 -- 12:10:49 pm
I was once in a band called Euphemism for Prostitution.

September 25th at the last home ball game. I had a really good polish sausage for lunch that day too. I think my cholesterol level is finally coming back to normal.

FROM: aharris
DATE: Monday December 12, 2005 -- 2:22:20 pm
In 2000 my friend Kia worked at Busch Gardens during Halloween and while I was visiting her there she shared her caramel funnel cake w/ me. I'm not one for funnel cakes but it was pretty damn good.

FROM: jk
DATE: Monday December 12, 2005 -- 3:54:03 pm
Our town is historic and quaint and 90% of the shops are owned by women.


FROM: gigawho?
DATE: Monday December 12, 2005 -- 11:30:27 pm

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday December 13, 2005 -- 5:37:10 am
Oh. And as for the actual topic at hand, I last had a funnel cake at the last Herndon Festival, I believe.

I miss fried dough, though. It's not the same. Funnel cakes are good, I'll admit, but they're not fried dough.

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday December 13, 2005 -- 9:15:44 am
I think we also claim to have the country's oldest July 4th celebration (I know, how could that NOT be Phila?) and you can get funnel cakes there. You can also get apple butter on them but I prefer a month's worth of powdered sugar.

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday December 13, 2005 -- 9:16:10 am
Ok, so what are we on here, Vancouver time?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday December 13, 2005 -- 9:30:38 am
jk: Hammer Time.

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday December 13, 2005 -- 10:06:24 am
Funniest thing I've heard all week. Thanks!

FROM: jl
DATE: Tuesday December 13, 2005 -- 5:11:04 pm
I had a really bad "hankerin'" for one so I looked up a recipe (where else? and they are not hard....even fun, to make. You actually use a real funnel. MMMMM.....*Drooool*

FROM: Chris from TX
DATE: Tuesday March 7, 2006 -- 2:01:15 pm
Recipe here:,196,156181-243194,00.html

Amish funnel cakes....?

Oh, use fresh oil, nothing worse than after tasting french fries with powdered sugar.

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