Homemade Corn Dogs
Who doesn’t like a piping hot corn dog smothered in mustard and ketchup? De-lic-ious! Take me back to the days of the county fair where heaven is fried on a stick. I think it’s safe to say I am yearning for warm weather.
This week I did a little fair reminiscing and made the kiddos some mini corn dogs along with the ever important bunch of baked curly fries. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite.
What you need:
All beef hot dogs (or any kind you prefer) cut in half – I usually make the whole pack for the 4 of us. Adjust as necessary.
Oil for frying and a good sized skillet
Trendy alpaca/llama cutting board-it’s a must.
For the batter:
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cornmeal
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. milk
What to do:
Cut your hot dogs in half and poke a lollipop stick at the end of each. Careful not to break through on the sides.
Pour oil in a skillet, no more than an inch of oil will suffice. Warm on medium-high heat.
Prepare your batter. I suggest either prepping or transferring your batter to a smaller and/or more narrow bowl for easier dipping.
Dip your hot dogs in the batter and spoon batter onto the hot dog, or twirl the hot dog to cover. Don’t get the covering too thick, or you’ll run out!
At this point your oil should be good and hot. Go ahead and place your prepped dogs in the oil.
After a couple minutes turn the corn dogs.
When they’re nice and golden set them on a paper towel lined plate to cool.
Repeat with the rest of your hot dogs.
When they’re all done load up your plate and feast! And for a real fair flare use a paper plate.
Is it spring yet? ❤
Recipe adapted from: Jo Cooks
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