Corn dogs are a popular festival food, and for good reason: the crunchy cornstarch coating pairs perfectly with the fluffy hot dogs inside. Corn dogs can be an easy snack to eat even when you're walking by sticking them on a stick. Read this article to learn a corn dog recipe that you can make at home.
- 8 skewers or wooden sticks
- 8 hot dogs
- 1 cup yellow corn flour
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1, 9 lt vegetable oil, for frying
- Tomato and mustard sauce
Method 1 of 3: Preparing the Ingredients
Step 1. Pierce the hot dog with a skewer or wooden stick
Unpack the hot dog, wash it thoroughly, and pat the hot dog dry using a paper towel. Hold a hot dog in one hand and place a stick at the end. Gently press the stick through the length of the hot dog, stopping about 5 cm from the other end. Repeat for the remaining hot dogs.
- Try to stick the stick straight through the length of the hot dog, so the stick won't stick out from the sides of the hot dog.
- If the hot dog is too heavy, you can stick the stick closer than the other end.
Step 2. Make the dough
In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a whisk or fork to beat the cake ingredients to stir the ingredients until they are evenly distributed. Add milk, eggs and sugar. Knead the dough until it is soft and there are few lumps remaining.
Step 3. Pour the batter into a tall glass or mason jar
This will make it easier for the corn dogs to coat evenly with the batter.
Step 4. Heat the oil
Pour the oil into a large Dutch oven or saucepan. Place on the stove over medium heat. Heat the oil to 360 degrees. To try to see if the oil is ready for frying, you can use a candy thermometer.
- If you don't have a candy thermometer, place the handle of a wooden spoon in the oil; if you see bubbles popping out of the spoon, the oil is ready.
- Be sure not to fry the corn dogs before the oil is ready. If you do this, the dough will easily come off the hot dog.
Method 2 of 3: Frying Corn Dog
Step 1. Coat the corn dog with the dough
Holding the end of the stick of a corn dog, insert it upside down into the glass containing the dough. Rotate the corn dog until it is completely covered with dough, then remove the corn dog from the glass.
Step 2. Put the dough-covered corn dog into the oil
Put the corn dog into the hot oil. It doesn't matter if the stick is completely immersed in the oil. Fry the corn dogs for 1 1/2 minutes, then use tongs to flip them over and continue frying for another 1 1/2 minutes. When it's golden brown on both sides, the corn dog is ready.
Step 3. Dry the corn dog
Remove the corn dog from the oil and place it on a plate lined with paper towels to dry. Repeat the process with the remaining corn dogs.
- If you want to keep the corn dogs warm while the other corn dogs are still cooking, place the cooked corn dogs on a baking sheet and place the pan in the oven at 200 degrees.
- Be careful when removing the corn dog from the oil as it can cause a splash.
Step 4. Serve the corn dog while hot
Use tomato sauce and mustard as a complementary seasoning.
Method 3 of 3: Trying Different Variations
Step 1. Make a mini corn dog
Sometimes a large corn dog can make a person too full. Mini corn dogs are suitable as a dish at a child's birthday party. Buy a mini hot dog or cut a large hot dog in half, then pierce wooden sticks, coat with batter, and fry in the same way as large corn dogs.
Step 2. Make the prawn corn dog
Who said that corn dog dough can only use hot dogs? Most meats and vegetables have a delicious taste when fried in a crunchy cornstarch batter. If you can poke it with a wooden stick, then you can turn it into a crispy corn dish. If you're using shrimp, make sure the prawns are peeled and cleaned first, then stick a wooden stick in half (so the prawns don't fall off), coat with breadcrumbs, and fry according to directions.
- Experiment with using a variety of different condiments to serve with shrimp corn dogs, such as cocktail sauce instead of ketchup.
- Make hush puppies with more batter – hush puppies are the perfect complement to any type of seafood.
Step 3. Make a vegetable corn dog
Keep the vegetarian in your life happy by choosing corn dogs made from soy or other meat substitutes. If you'd prefer not to use artificial meat, you can also try deep-frying batter from sliced onions, sliced sweet potatoes, broccoli florets, or cauliflower chunks.
Step 4. In addition to frying, try baking
For a healthier version of this dish, you can bake it in the oven, in addition to frying it. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the corn dogs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the corn dogs for 20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before eating.
Step 5. Done
Make a corn dog for your child's birthday party! Make a carnival game and prepare a goodie bag or small bag of gifts, serve lemonade and ice cream along with your corn dog
Whenever you cook with hot oil, always be careful! Use oven mitts
What You Need
- Oven gloves
- Ice cream sticks or skewers
- Big pot for frying