These fried cornmeal batter nuggets are crunchy on the outside and moist with buttermilk on the inside. Finish them with a spicy cayenne remoulade sauce on the side.
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Persian buns: aka deep fried cinnamon buns covered in chocolate frosting.
At state fairs, funnel cakes are enormous, paper plate-sized affairs made by pouring batter from a funnel in a winding circular pattern over hot oil. This homemade version is simplified by using complete buttermilk pancake mix doctored up with a bit of sugar.