Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mini Corn dogs!

OK, let me start this by saying, I always thought corn dog, was ONE word.  Google and I have spent some time together learning it is 2 words.  Yea, never knew, and wondering how often I have messed it up and made myself appear completely illiterate.

Anyway.....

I don't think I know a single person who doesn't like corn dogs.  My son used to devour them like they were candy and when we would go to the boardwalk I could count on buying at least 4! 

 
As far as making corn dogs at home.  Not so successful, I will be honest.  I have tried a few different recipes, I even tried a corn dog mix that I only had to add water or milk to, I successfully failed at those as well!  I just never seemed to get it all right before.  I finally just gave up.  However, the other day a bag of "Yellow Cornmeal Mix" presented itself to me and I wondered if I should get back up on that saddle again.  The answer was yes, but I decided to ditch the stick and go for a bite size version.  I like my corn dogs a little crunchy and I achieved it with these little delicious dogs!

Here is what you will need: (oh yea, this makes alot)

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne or hot sauce (optional)
1/2 cups of milk
1/2 cup flour (for dusting)


Combine all ingredients except the last 1/2 cup flour.  Mix until smooth and completely combined.  Add the 1/2 cup of flour for dusting to a bowl or plate. 

Heat peanut oil (or oil of choice) to 340 degrees.  I used about 3 inches of oil.

I cut 7 hot dogs into 3rds.  This yields about 21 mini corndogs.  Dust them in the flour and using a skewer or your fingers, dip them in the batter and drop into oil.  I use the skewer to poke it to put it into the oil  If you don't mind potentially becoming fingerless, go ahead, I dare you!

Fry until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes!

Remove from oil and let drain on paper towels or whatever you choose!  Serve with whatever condiments your family likes and enjoy!  I prefer mustard or cheese sauce!



Your "feelng corny"chefwannabe

3 comments:

  1. Hi! I have actually never had a corn dog. I am going to try your recipe and see if the children like it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hello Tanisha! So glad you are going to try them. These are a very crispy version because that is what I like best! You can also used cut up hot dogs if you wish! Let me know how it turns out!

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