{How to} Make Corn Dogs

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These were easy (just like the walking tacos) and so very good. I was surprised how well these turned out, to be completely honest. Deep frying something at home when you’re expecting your favorite Carnival food at the end of your hands is setting the bar pretty high.

We exceeded said standard. Now … you can too.

How to make Corn Dogs!

This is going to be a photo heavy post so we’ll get right to it.

You’ll need:

# Yellow corn meal
# Flour
# Sugar
# Salt and pepper
# Baking powder
# Milk
# An egg
# Skewers
# Hot dogs
# Vegetable or canola oil to fry in

In the words of my daughter “Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy”. You heard it here first 😉

How to make Corn Dogs!

Start by heating up the oil in a pan over the stove on high heat. If you have a deep fryer, fire that baby up. I have a Fry Daddy, Jr and it just wasn’t big enough for these. (I pulled out my largest frying pan and still was only able to fry one at a time and often needing to tilt the pan in order to coat the corn dog for even coverage. So … just play around with how you might need to get this done. But it can be done.)

Heat oil over stove

Now mix half an egg and 1/2 C. milk and set aside. (Half an egg because I halved the recipe. It calls for 16 hot dogs which we cannot eat, so I made only half the recipe and yes – actually cracked, stirred and then discarded half the egg. Entire recipe at bottom of post.)

Mix egg and milk, stir and set aside

Measure 1/2 C. Yellow cornmeal, add it to a bowl.

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

Add 1/2 C. Flour.

How to make Corn Dogs!

Add 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper.

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

Add 2 TBS sugar.

How to make Corn Dogs!

Here’s where I should tell you that I don’t generally measure when I’m cooking or baking. Science aside, I get it. Not everything I make turns out because of this but I have a surprising average of edible food so … with the salt, pepper and sugar (and you’ll see next the baking powder) I just kind of eye-balled it. That’s where I’m comfortable – if you’re not … go with the spoons and the cups. 😉

Add 2 tsp baking powder.

How to make Corn Dogs!

And if you’re like me (eye-baller) you might have figured that was a little more than 2 tsp. So you left some out.

How to make Corn Dogs!

Now stir that sucker up!

How to make Corn Dogs!

Add the egg/milk mixture.

Add egg/milk mixture

And stir til combined.

Still til combined

Now grab your skewers and pierce your dogs. I started with 5 of the 8 hot dogs I set out and ended up frying 6, which used all the batter I had made. (Mental note.)

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

Spread the batter on an even work surface to coat the dogs. The first one I did was not pretty, I ended up using my hands and made a mess (was trying to stay in the bowl before I figured out there just needed to be a better way to go about this, hence no photos of that trial and error.)

How to make Corn Dogs!

And roll the dog in the batter until covered. I used a spatula to help the process along.

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

By now your oil should be hot enough to fry. I think a trick to tell is to spat some water on the surface – it should hiss.

So, one at a time (is how it worked for me) fry them dogs. Mmmm. It goes faster than you think it will. Just turn to brown and when it reaches the color you’re happy with – it’s done!

How to make Corn Dogs!

You can see I’m tilting the pan to coat …

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

Mmmmm, deep fried art!

How to make Corn Dogs!

This baby is done!

How to make Corn Dogs!

Please enjoy.

How to make Corn Dogs!

How to make Corn Dogs!

Oh heavens.

How to make Corn Dogs!

I used this recipe for the corn dogs and would give it 5 stars. Yum yum yum.

Here’s the halved recipe I used for the corn dogs but as it says here for 8 – it really only made 6.

Corn Dogs

Ingredients

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
8 beef frankfurters
8 wooden skewers

First: In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.
Second: Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert wooden skewers into frankfurters. Roll frankfurters in batter until well coated.
Third: Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

There’s more coming this week for our ode-to-junk-food festival!
Right now we’ve also got a How-To for Walking Tacos.

We’ll cover your sweet-tooth too, don’t worry.

(FYI: This is not how my family eats on a regular basis and I understand you with your furrowed brow looking at all this processed and fried food. Soon I’m going to incorporate HFCS into a recipe and THEN WHAT!!?? You’re so cute, can we just hug? It will be ok.)

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5 thoughts on “{How to} Make Corn Dogs

  1. I want a JodiMichelle fairy who lives in my home & makes stuff like corn dogs from scratch & homemade bread.

  2. I can’t really comment on the recipe because, after getting all my ingredients together, even being ready to create half an egg, I discovered that we didn’t have any eggs. Being an optimist, I forged ahead without. Needless to say, I will need to try again, will ALL the ingredients.
    However, something that I had thought of before even finding your recipe, was to prepare the dogs without sticks, then add the sticks after frying. This way, I didn’t have to use a whole lot of oil. I only needed a stick for our grandson’s dog, my wife and I ate ours with a fork. I am looking forward to trying again.
    Thank you for sharing.

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