There is nothing, absolutely nothing that tastes better than a corn dog from a festival or fair – unless it’s a corn dog from your own kitchen! No kidding, this recipe tastes exactly the same. And, better yet, it looks exactly the same. This is a perfect idea for a great World Series snack for your family or friends and they’re easier to make than you might think!
Although you don’t need a deep fryer to make these tasty treats, the deep fryers now available in stores are miniature versions of restaurant-style deep fryers. For less than $100.00, you can have a fryer that produces a perfect product. Benefits of these fryers are that they hold the temperature of the oil when in use and you can store the oil in them for multiple uses.
If you don’t have a deep-fryer, just heat some oil in a saucepan or large skillet. Only do a small amount of corn dogs at a time so the oil temperature doesn’t decrease and so the dogs cook thoroughly without touching each other.
If you make too many and have leftovers, just freeze them in a plastic storage bag. Warm them in the oven to retain the crispness – just like the ones you buy from the store.
Homemade Corn Dog Recipe
Ingredients for Homemade Corn Dogs:
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- ¼ cup sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 -2 packages beef hotdogs (make sure they are not wet on the outside so the batter will stick or roll them in flour first)
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Wooden skewers
Directions for making Homemade Corn Dogs:
In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar, and baking powder. Stir in the egg and milk.
Preheat the oil in a deep saucepan or large skillet. If using a deep fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees.
Roll the hotdogs in the batter until well coated (this is easier if you don’t put the skewers in the dogs until after they are cooked and you use a meat fork to transfer the dogs from the batter to the hot oil).
Fry the dogs (2 – 3 at a time) until they are medium brown (about 3 – 4 minutes each). Remove from the oil with tongs. Drain on paper towel. Insert a wooden skewer in each and serve with ketchup and mustard.
Recipes for great side dishes:
French fries made healthy and easy -- start with fresh potatoes – delicious!
Cheesy cottage fries – so easy, so good
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