{31 Day Challenge- Day 8} Homemade Corn Dogs

Homemade Corn Dogs

8 hot dogs
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
About 8 cups vegetable oil, divided
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups well-shaken buttermilk
8 wooden ice-pop sticks or skewers
1.  Insert a wooden stick into each hot dog. Put 3 tablespoons flour on another plate and roll hot dogs in flour to coat, shaking off excess.

2. Heat 3 inches oil to 350°F in a deep 3-quart heavy pot over medium-high heat.

3. Whisk together cornmeal, remaining 1/2 cup flour, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, cayenne, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add eggs 1 at a time, whisking well after each addition. Whisk in buttermilk.

4. Transfer some of batter to a tall glass, filling it almost to the top. Its better then the bowl. I tested it both and liked better the tall glass to dip the corn dog and better coverage.

5. Working in batches of 3 or 4, dip hot dogs, 1 at a time, into glass of batter to coat (add more batter to glass if necessary), then fry, turning occasionally, until batter is cooked through and golden-brown all over, about 3 minutes. Transfer corn dogs to paper towels to drain. Return oil to 350°F and refill glass with batter between batches.

It was yummy. I know its deep fried but I make it only if I think of it. I did this last week and the before that it was 6 months ago. My daughter loves them and she dips the corn dogs in mustard.

Note: you can do the same steps with cheese sticks or a block of cheese cut up in long pieces. I did this too and it was so yummy!!!

Thanks for Looking


Miranda said...

Yummy!!!! BL

LisaM said...

These look yummy Lucy! BL

Paula Jennings said...

I generally don't eat hotdogs as I can't eat most meats...but those look really good! If it was a turkety or chicken dog I'd definitely have to have one1

Elisa Ablett said...

Yummy! they do look really good. BL

Bev Code said...

these sound and look delicious... BL

Susan Wojtkowski said...

My kids would love this. Need to try it! BL