Monday, January 29, 2018

Homemade Corn Dogs

Corn dogs can be found at any fair and if you have a craving you can use this easy recipe to make them at home! 

When I make a recipe there are always extras.  They are great for leftovers for school lunch or frozen for reheating another time. 12- 15 minutes in the oven will crisp them up and still be pretty tasty. Fresh is best but homemade frozen corn dogs are way better than store bought.

Homemade Corn Dogs                                                                    Printable Recipe

1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup flour (3 T more if using Einkorn flour)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package hot dogs

I use a small fryer so I cut my hot dogs in half and for some cut the ends off.  The ones with cut ends didn't really look any different than the ones I left on so next time I will leave them.  If you want mini corns then cut them in thirds. Lay them on a paper towel to soak up any hot dog "juice."  You want them dry so the batter sticks.
Preheat your oil to 375 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl you can easily dip into. If you are doing a full size hot dog pour your batter into a glass so the batter is nice and "tall and easier to dip your hot dog into.
 Mix wet ingredients together.
 Pour wet into dry and mix well.  Add sticks to your hot dogs. 
Dip in the batter to coat, using a spoon to help cover.  Tap stick on side of the bowl to take off excess but don't tap too hard or you will lose to much batter.  Swirl a little to take care of the drips.  The batter gets thicker as you go but still works fine.
Carefully lay into the oil moving it back and forth until it cooks a little then you can let go. If you let go right away the corn dog will drop and stick to the bottom.  When you go to move it the batter will come off and you will have naked hot dog on one side. If you aren't brave enough to do this with your fingers you can hold the stick with tongs.
 Fry until golden and then flip.  This doesn't take much time, maybe 3 to 4 minutes.
 For mini corn dogs it is the same method. Dip in the batter.
Gently lay in to fry (must really be careful here! They are lighter without the stick and less hot dog so you don't need to swish it around as much as the one with the stick to keep it from sinking.  You could also use toothpicks for sticks.
Fry, flipping part way through.
Serve with ketchup or other favorite condiment.  My husband also tried BBQ sauce and honey mustard.
We did not eat all of ours and I put them in the fridge.  The next time we ate them I put them in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, flipping part way through to re-crisp and heat up the hot dog.  From frozen it will take a little longer. 12 to 15 minutes.

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