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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pinterest 5 in 5 challenge- day 4 -corn dogs from scratch

Corn dogs from scratch
There were 7 adults and 3 little eaters here for supper tonight.I have never made corn dogs from scratch but it sounded like a fun supper. So, after looking at a few recipes online, I settled on this one. 

They are not something I will cook often but they were really good. So good, I don't think any other batter recipe would be better. 

For sides, we had a big green salad and homemade cole slaw. 

My version of corn dogs from scratch
Batter
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
8 t baking powder
2 cups milk
2 eggs- beaten a little
Stir together the dry ingredients. Then whisk in milk and eggs. Batter will be thick. 

Heat oil to about 360 degrees- I used almost a gallon of vegetable oil in our countertop fryer. I bought the fryer 2 years ago and I think this was the 3rd time we've used it. 

We used 17 Hebrew National kosher beef hot dogs. I cut them in thirds and dried them on paper towels.
For the sticks, I found a pack of 75 flat wood skewers in the craft department of Super Walmart. 

Put a stick in each dry hot dog, then roll in a little plain flour to help the batter stick. Then roll each hot dog in the batter until they are coated. 

Now, deep fry each dipped corn dog. I could do 5 at a time and they took about 3 minutes each.

Drain after cooking- I use paper towels. 

I do not suggest these are for a regular menu plan but for a special family meal or a party, they are yummy. 


9 comments:

  1. I love corn dogs at the fair. I never thought to make them at home. This could be dangerous! LOL!!!

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    1. Brandi, you are right that fried food can be dangerous. But I know it is so unhealthy and we won't do it often. But it was yummy!

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  2. Oh those look good. Dieter would think me nuts for cutting them in thirds...to him it is the whole dog or no dog at all;-)
    blessings, jill

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    1. Hi Jilly, the smaller size worked better for our 3 and 4 year old diners.
      And trust me, the man size diners got full on their small corn dogs and had a pile of empty sticks to show for it.

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  3. I made homemade corn dogs a number of years ago. They were so yummy! Good idea to cut them in thirds.

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    1. Yes Mary Ann, when they are cut in thirds, they almost seem low calorie. Haha!

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  4. What a fun meal!! I am such a red neck I love corn dogs with mustard, the grands love them too!!

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    1. We mostly used mustard for dipping too, just a few ketchup eaters here. Your grands would love a corn dog party.

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  5. Looks awesome! I definitely want to try these! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/10/try-new-recipe-tuesday-october-8.html

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