Homemade Corn Dogs

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that this picture doesn’t look too appetizing.  But you really ought to give this recipe a try if you are in the mood for a corn dog!  They are super easy to make and they taste a million times better than the store bought frozen variety.  I didn’t make mine “official” by inserting wooden skewers into the hot dogs, but it tastes just the same no matter how you eat it. 🙂

Corn Dogs

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 cup white sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 quart vegetable oil for frying

2 (16 ounce) packages hot dogs

16 wooden skewers

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar, and baking powder.  Stir in eggs and milk.

2. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat.  Insert wooden skewers into hot dogs (make sure you pat the hot dogs dry with a paper towel).  Roll hot dogs in batter until well coated. (As an alternative method of coating the hot dogs, pour some batter into a mason jar and dip the hot dog into the batter rather than rolling it in the batter)

3. Fry 2 of 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.  Drain on paper towels.

You should seriously give these a try!

Also, I had some extra batter because I didn’t have 16 hot dogs.  I just dropped spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil to make hush puppies.  You can eat them plain or sprinkle some powdered sugar or honey on top.

Not the healthiest meal around, but if you’re gonna eat a hot dog, you may as well go all out and deep fry some batter on top of it! 🙂

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