I tried it, and it was very, very good! Even better still, I used Splenda instead of sugar, so the snack doesn't have a bunch of sugar to make it good. Does anyone else have any recipes that they use to make park type food at home? Also, does anyone have ways to make these foods healthier?
Just interesting conversation. :) *** Edited 1/2/2007 3:14:55 AM UTC by Jeff Young***
Healthy? I make all my park food just like the real thing! Elephant ears are awesome for parties and get-togethers. So are lemon shake ups and cheese fries! Now I just need to get a cotton candy machine... they make kids toy ones... has anyone here ever used one of those? Are they any good?
Well, I know that some parks (Cedar Point) will soak their homemade fries in water overnight before they fry them. The potatoes will actually absorb the water, and thus absorb significantly less oil when you fry them, creating a healthier fry.
I like making Skyline 4-way. I know it isn't an official park food, but the only place I've had it was at Kings Island.
Oh....if you ever go to the Blue Bayou at Disneyland, they will give you recipes for anything on the menu. I got the recipe for Mint Julips and the Monte Cristo. The Julips came out OK, but the sandwiches were good in that not-so-great-great-for-your-health kinda way.
Funnel cakes are fun to make. I like the water idea on the fries. I wonder how much that affects the flavor. Personally, I don't think making your own fries is worth the hassle when perfectly good fries at a reasonable price are readily available and you don't have to deal with the mess.
Well, you can at least use an oil that is healthier for you. Peanut oil and olive oil are two oils that are healthier for you. Granted, it's still oil, so it's not really good for you, but the point is to make healthy choices where you can without sacrificing all kinds of flavor and/or taste.
1. 2 pds of lean ground sirloin or ground turkey. Brown and strain grease. Either chop it up fine with a fork or use a blender to break up clumps.
2. Put beef in large pot.
3. 1 tsp of cinnamon 4. 1/2 tsp of cummin 5. 2 large onions ground 6. dash of worchestershire sauce. 7. 1 garlic clove ground 8. 1 tablespoon of chili powder 9. 1/2 tblspoon of ground black pepper 10 1 tablespoon of salt 11 1 6oz can of tomato paste 12. 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 13. 1 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar 14 1 cube of bakers chocolate 15. 1 quart of water 16. 1/2 tablespoon of ground allspice 17. 3 whole bay leaves 18. 1 tsp coco
Bring to moderate boil and boil down to desired texture. We like ours with a little juice but you can take it down more if you like. DO NOT BURN IT, Stir often and lower heat to a simmer once the water is down.
Makes about 4 large three ways over spagghetti topped with a mild cheddar cheese (Shredded) add onions and red beans if you like. If you want it as a fire chili (Add more crushed red pepper) TEX MEX.
Drain the beef/turkey good before adding the ingreedients and it' not really bad for you. The spaggehti and cheese are worse. It's fine on it's own.
Ah god this thread makes me so hungry, is Knoebels open yet? I think im going to try those deep fried Oreos, and if I can get ahold of any Coke syrup, Deep Fried Coke has always interested me. Usually this kind of food goes best as a side dish to a complete park experience though.
When we went up to Canada's Wonderland back in '99 they had a dish up there called Poutine, (we also had it on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls). We were told then that it was basically "Canadian Junk Food", at least that's what one girl told us.
It's consists of french fries, a mixture of cheeses, and a slightly-spiced brown gravy poured over the top. Yeah! I know, real healthy sounding! But man, that stuff was awesome!
Here's a recipe I dug up with no other than Timon from Lion King leading you through the process.