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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
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. 


Brandi said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Mary Ann said...

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

Debby said...

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

Rhonda said...

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.

Rhonda said...

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

Rhonda said...

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!

Rhonda said...

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

Lisa Boyle said...

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

❤️ Rhonda ❤️