Adding Kikkoman Flavor to Carnival Favorites
One of the best parts of summer is hitting up all of the local state fairs and carnivals. It’s one of those times where you can indulge in all of the deep-fried treats your heart desires. Onion rings? Yes, please. Fried chicken with a side of fries? Don’t mind if I do. But not all of us have the time to get out to those fairs and sometimes the summer flashes by right before our eyes. However, with so many items to choose from, it’s a good thing you have the rest of the summer to cook up your own carnival favorites right at home.
If you haven’t deep fried your own cookies and candy, you’re missing out. Trust us. Creating these treats at home is easy when you use Kikkoman Tempura Batter Mix –Just add some confectioners’ sugar and Kikkoman Pearl Organic Soymilk to the mix. Or if you’re craving some deep-fried pickles, grab some Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs out of the pantry and get to frying.
- Philly Cheesesteak is a staple at carnivals, and this Kikkoman version is as quick and easy as it gets. The sandwich combines tender strips of steak marinated in Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce, sautéed onions and gooey melted cheese. Place on top of a toasted hoagie bun, and voilà –you’ve got yourself a home cooked, yet carnival-themed cheesesteak.
- When it comes to fried carnival food, Extra Crispy Onion Rings are supreme. Our version cranks up the crunch with Panko Bread Crumbs and also uses dry Tempura Batter Mix for that extra level of crispiness. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and serve with your favorite dipping sauce on the side.
- Sticking with our theme of fried food….everyone loves a good hot dog at the state fair, so why not try out a new spin on this classic American standby? Tempura Dogs, deep-fried with Kikkoman Tempura Batter Mix, take less than 10 minutes to make and are a great carnival-themed appetizer. Add some hot mustard to the mix for some dipping, and you’ll discover a new favorite that’s sure to last throughout the year.
- If you’re looking for another Kikkoman take on carnival staples, try out our Buttermilk Fried Chicken, which can be partially prepped the night before. Simply stir together a mix of buttermilk, poultry seasoning, garlic and onion powder and let chicken sit in it for at least eight hours. The next day, all you’ll need to do is coat the chicken in Tempura Batter Mix and fry for a deliciously satisfying main dish.