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12 Treats to Fry in Your Cast-Iron Skillet

We say fried food is fun food! Put your cast iron to work cooking up these bite-sized wonders, then check out our whole cast iron cooking guide.

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Traditional Funnel Cakes

When I was in high school, I made these funnel cakes every Sunday after church for my family. They are crisp and tender, just like the kind we always ate at the state fair. —Susan Tingley, Portland, Oregon

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Ravioli Appetizer Pops

Ravioli on a stick is a tasty appetizer everyone talks about. They’re simple, easy and fun to make and eat. Use packaged dipping sauces or make your own. —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Fried Sweet Potato Pies

Because my dad was a farmer who grew them, sweet potatoes have graced our table for as long as I can recall. These, though, resulted from an experiment at a church bake sale when we had excess pastry. People couldn’t get enough! -Marilyn Moseley, Toccoa, Georgia
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Fried Dill Pickles

You might be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of these fried pickles. Don’t be surprised if they get snatched up in a flash! —Eloise Maynor, Scottsboro, AL
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Deep-Fried Cookies

My kids love this delicious, indulgent treat. I like to give the batter a kick by adding a pinch of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. — Margarita Torres, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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Miniature Corn Dogs

Fun-size corn dogs add a little wow factor to any get-together. Kids and adults love them, so expect every batch to disappear fast. —Deb Perry, Bluffton, Indiana
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Beef Flautas

This traditional Mexican flautas recipe is one of my favorite dishes to make for my family. The spices and onion give the meat so much flavor!—Maria Goclan, Katy, Texas
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Caribbean Wontons

I first served these fresh and fruity treats as an appetizer at a summer luau. My family and friends now enjoy them as a dessert for occasions throughout the year.—Melissa Birdsong, Gilbert, South Carolina
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Shrimp Corn Cakes with Soy Mayo

Feel free to add hot sauce to the dip that accompanies these savory corn cakes. —Katty Chiong, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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Pizza Rolls

Our family just loves my husband's version of store-bought pizza rolls. They take some time to make, but they freeze well so we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor for a long time! —Julie Gaines, Normal, Illinois
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Fried Prosciutto Tortellini

My take on Italian street food, these fried tortellini are crunchy, gooey goodness. For the sauce, use the best quality ingredients you can find. —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey
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Tomato Fritters

I got the basic recipe for these fritters from a friend, then I tweaked it for my family’s tastes. They’re one of our very favorite things in the summer. We love them right after they’ve been fried, when they’re still hot and crispy. —Pam Halter, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Annamarie Higley
Annamarie Higley is an Associate Print Editor for Taste of Home magazine, as well as the brand's special issue publications. A midwestern transplant originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hiking, trivia-ing, and—you guessed it!—all things cooking and baking.