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Corn dogs a yummy treat for kids

Corn dogs are an all American favorite meal. Many people enjoy them at fairs, carnivals, and food stands. You and your child can enjoy them all the time with this simple yet tasty recipe. Most kids love hot dogs and corn dogs are a special treaty. You can make these handheld delights for an after school meal or it would be great for your labor day barbecues. With a few simple ingredients you can make these yummy fair favorites all the time. A plus is your child can help you make them, they can work on their reading, fine motor, and math skills.

A photo of a homemade corn dog with a ketchup smiley face
Photo: Neeta Lind at Flickr

A Plus Fair Corn Dogs


  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 pounds hot dogs
  • wooden sticks

1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in melted bacon drippings. Make a well in the center, and pour in the egg, buttermilk, and baking soda. Mix until everything is smooth and well blended.
3. Pat the hot dogs dry with paper towels so that the batter will stick. Insert wooden sticks into the ends. Dip the hot dogs in the batter one at a time, shaking off the excess. Deep fry a few at a time in the hot oil until they are as brown as you like them. Drain on paper towels or serve on paper plates.

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