Corn Dogs

January 28, 2018
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Corn Dogs

The two words it took to get my salivating as a kid in elementary school, corn dogs. I didn’t even have to see it written on the menu after entering the cafeteria. I’d smell the corn dogs halfway down the hallway to the cafeteria doors. Cue a few years after that at my first time at the South Florida Fair where fried everything was heaven. The fair is going on right now and I don’t like really going to the fair. The first time I went was the last one. Let’s just say I got really sick on a ride all over myself…and my friend Christina. Totally embarrassing. So the fair food is all I really miss and lucky for me and now you as well, I can make the two things I like from there…corn dogs and funnel cake.

A Few Tips

You can make the batter for these corn dogs a day in advance to save yourself time. If you don’t have enough oil to fry them in you can do a few at a time. You could also cut the hot dogs into halves or thirds and make mini corn dogs that way. Make sure to fully submerge the hot dog and that the batter covers them completely. The original recipe called for 1 cup of buttermilk but I found the consistency was not “batter-y” enough so added half a cup more to make it just right. Enjoy!

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Corn Dogs

Ingredients

2 to 4 quarts vegetable or canola oil, for frying
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for coating the hot dogs
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Black pepper, to taste
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Hot sauce, optional
8 pre-cooked hot dogs or sausages

Prepare

1. Fill a deep pot with oil enough oil to fully submerge your corn dogs and heat it to 360° F.

2. While the oil is heating, combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk in the egg, buttermilk, and hot sauce, if using.

3. Stick chopsticks or wooden skewers into your wieners. Once the oil is heated, pour the batter into a tall glass or jar and dip the wieners into the batter, covering them fully.

4. Fry them until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel to drain.

5. Let cool slightly and enjoy! Leftovers can be frozen and reheated in a toaster/convection oven later.

Corn Dogs
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 to 4 quarts vegetable or canola oil, for frying
  2. 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  3. 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for coating the hot dogs
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. Black pepper, to taste
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  10. Hot sauce, optional
  11. 8 pre-cooked hot dogs or sausages
Instructions
  1. Fill a deep pot with oil enough oil to fully submerge your corn dogs and heat it to 360° F.
  2. While the oil is heating, combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk in the egg, buttermilk, and hot sauce, if using.
  3. Stick chopsticks or wooden skewers into your wieners. Once the oil is heated, pour the batter into a tall glass or jar and dip the wieners into the batter, covering them fully.
  4. Fry them until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel to drain.
  5. Let cool slightly and enjoy! Leftovers can be frozen and reheated in a toaster/convection oven later.
Adapted from Food 52
Adapted from Food 52
Florida Girl Cooks http://floridagirlcooks.com/

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author: Teresa Gonzalez

Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She's a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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    anna kraft heinOctober 8, 2017

    Hi Teresa! I’m in the same boat as Margaret! Where is the cider bourbon recipe? I don’t see it, either. Can’t wait to try!

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