Hot Snacks How-Tos

How To: Fry Oatmeal

Cook 2-4 cups of oatmeal. Put 1.5-3 cups uncooked oatmeal in a pot with 3-6 cups water (there should be about twice as much water as oatmeal). Boil on the stove, stirring more frequently until the oatmeal reaches the desired consistency.

How To: Make cotton candy without a machine at home

Okay, so just as a safety precaution before you dive right in and make yourself a batch of cotton candy at home, remember that melting sugar and corn syrup requires very high temperatures, so you could get burned if you're not careful. Make sure you keep a bowl of cool water next to you at all times just in case any of the hot stuff gets on your skin.

How To: Make Fresh Caramel Popcorn in Under 5 Minutes

Do you ever crave that old cinema classic, caramel popcorn, at home? Well, with this video, you can learn how to make the yummy treat in less than 5 minutes! Throw some nuts in there and you have your very own homemade version of Cracker Jack! Enjoy, and don't forget the napkins - things can get pretty sticky!

How To: Make inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch

HippyUrban teaches viewers how to make inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch! First you will need to buy some MasaMix at your local Spanish market! It really is just corn flour. First, you need two cups of corn flour, 1 quarter teaspoon of salt and 1 quarter cup of water. Mix this up and add a tablespoon of water at a time to get it just right. Divide this in three and roll the dough on parchment paper. You want it to be thin and as thin as pie crust. With thicker chips, they can hold the s...

How To: This Is Quite Possibly the Best Meal-On-A-Stick Ever Invented

The gold standard of great foods on a stick is reserved for honey battered corn dogs and shish kabob (which is surprisingly spelled just like it sounds). But when I saw this absolutely amazing concoction of breakfast food combined with the queen of meats, I fell in love. Now, if you are looking at this picture and still don't know what it is, you are definitely not a chicken and waffles fan, otherwise you would have figured it out right away. I mean, what else goes well with syrup-drenched wa...

How To: Use the Gold Medal X-15 Cotton Candy Floss machine

This video demonstrates how to make cotton candy using the Gold Medal X-15 machine. Plug in the three-prong chord in its own independent jack. Use a heavy duty three-prong extension cord if needed. Remove the clips from the net and spread the net around the inside of the pan, and clip it onto the sides of the pan in four places. Use commercially prepared floss mix, and carefully pour it into the spinner head while the machine is off. Cover the pan with the dome and turn the power on, setting ...

How To: Make tasty kebabs and snacks for kids' lunch boxes

Eating healthy does not mean crunching on cardboard 24/7, even if that's what your kids think. While it's always easy to reach for a neat package of Cheetos and toss that into your kid's lunchbox for school, doing so means you're giving them a hefy serving of artificial coloring (some of which has been linked to cancer), artificial flavoring, and high fructose corn syrup.

How To: Make Pakistani chilli achar/ pickled jalapenos

This video will show your how prepare your own pickled jalapenos in a Pakistani cuisine style also known as chilli achar. You will want to have 15 or 20 green chillis on hand which you will chop. You will need masala which you can make the masala by grounding all your seed until they are course. You will then want to cut and crush your ginger and garlic to gather. Heat up your oil and you can check by adding a little spice. Put the vinegar into the oil and cover for later. Chop your chilies i...

How To: Make raw corn chips from fresh corn

Raw and vegan dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare raw corn chips. All you need for this snack recipe is: flax seeds, fresh corn, lemon, salt, spices and water. Try this raw and vegan corn chips recipe.

How To: Make Crispy Onion Rings with Instant Mashed Potatoes

Onion rings are one of our favorite types of vegetable, right after ketchup (#1) and french fries (#2). They make virtually any food taste good, delicious topping burgers, hot dogs, salads (so bad, but so good!). Which is why if you love onion rings as much as we do, then you'll have an orgasm in your mouth with this recipe.

How To: Make Balthazar NYC's famous french fries

There are so many different types of french fries out there it may be impossible to travel and try each one. If you live in California and have heard how delicious New York french fries are, it's a good chance that you may not be able to try them out. Well in this tutorial, you'll be able to make your own NYC style fries from the confine of your place. This video will focus on showing you how to make Balthazar's famous french fries. So sit back, pay attention and enjoy!

How To: Fold a bag of chips with an airtight seal without using a bag clip

If you like chips and don't have a massive overeating problem, you've probably had this problem: you're eaten half your bag of chips, but you don't have a bag clip to seal the bag and protect the freshness of your chips! Enter this video, in which a charming young Israeli teaches us how to fold a chip bag with an airtight seal without using a bag clip. You'll never have to eat a stale chip again!

How To: Make Fruit Loop "Fiesta" butter cookies

Trix are for kids, but Fruit Loops are for everyone? Don't you ever think you're too old to nom on the pure sugar heaven that is Fruit Loops! While we are totally for grabbing handfuls out of the box and stuffing it in your face, there are other ways you can make use of this colorful "tropical" treat.

How To: Make tasty crispy French fries

Chef John teaches how to cook homemade French Fries. 1. Cut the potatoes into strips the size and shape of French Fries. 2. Rinse in cold water. 3. Soak for about half an hour. Change the water several times. 4. Drain using paper or kitchen towel. 5. Fry the potatoes at 275 degrees F for about 5 minutes. 6. Fish the potatoes out and layer them on a paper towel. Cool completely. Chilling them is better. 7. Reheat the oil to 350 degrees F and fry the potatoes for 5-10 minutes or until golden br...

How To: Make Your Own Auntie Anne's Pretzels at Home

As a kid, I remember begging my mother almost every single time we went to the mall to buy me a pretzel from Auntie Anne's. Now, whenever I pass one of those little blue and white stands, that delicious, buttery smell instantly takes me back to being an impatient four-year-old who wants a pretzel right now. The only bad thing about Auntie Anne's is that you usually have to deal with annoying places like malls and airports to find one. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just whip some up at home...

How To: Make classy new fillings for your potato skins

This video brings you fresh ideas on frozen processed Idaho potato skins that are ideal for appetizers or your bar menu. It is suggested in this video many creative ways to serve Idaho potato skins. The classic way presented is Nacho Style. The chef suggests using mango, papaya or roasted pineapple salsa instead of the traditional salsa on your potato skins. Caviar and crème fraiche is another suggestion. Other interesting suggestions are caramelized onions and bleu cheese, herb goat cheese, ...

How To: Make beer battered onion rings

If there's one artery clogger that's worth the health effects, it's definitely beer battered onion rings. Lucky for everyone, this deep fried snack is really easy to make. All you need is beer, onions, and some deep frying equipment. This video tutorial walks you through the process and offers some helpful tips on making your onion rings the tastiest.

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