Sunday, July 17, 2011

Homemade Corn Dogs

After I called my Mom to tell her I had just made some amazing homemade corn dogs, she informed me she used to make them when I was younger. And here  I had thought I had never had a homemade corn dog. I was real young when she made them. She would make them bite size instead of the whole corn dog.

I am probably never going to buy frozen corn dogs from the store ever again. Not that I do on a regular basis, but my husband craves them every so often. I usually refuse to get them because I don't think there is anything extra special about them. 

Now homemade corn dogs, I will definitely make these for him if he is craving a corn dog. They were delicious! You will want a good quality hot dog, like Nathan's or Hi-Grade (I used all beef BallPark) to make corn dogs, it will make a world of difference. 

The batter is going to be THICK, and that is perfectly normal, it makes it a little hard to just dip the corn dog. I just used my hands to spread it over the hot dog. Use a popsicle stick or I found long wood corn skewers, the corn skewers had a pointy end so just be careful.

Also I thought this would make a mess in the oil when I fried them, they don't! It was a very easy clean up.
Enjoy, you will love them a lot more then the frozen store ones!

Homemade Corn Dogs

1 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice
scant 1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup yellow corn meal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
10-12 hot dogs
brochettes or wooden skewers (if real long, cut in half)

Preheat some oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 365 degrees. You need it to be a couple inches deep and the pan needs to be large enough to fit the corn dogs in. I used my Lodge Dutch oven. You want to completely submerge the corn dogs in the oil. Place 1 Tbsp. of the vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measure cup. Then add enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add milk and eggs then whisk until well combined. 
Insert skewer in hot dog and dip in batter. Coat hot dog well and fry in 365 degree oil until golden brown. Drain on towels.

Recipe Adapted From: Real Mom Kitchen 


Amber said...

Oh my these look awesome!
About how long did it take to get golden brown? If you can remember. I can't wait to make these! Might have to go to the store right now... :)

Hollie said...

I think it took like 3 to 5 minutes...if I remember correctly. Just keep an eye on them, cause you want the inside batter to cook all the way through but you don't want to burn the corn dog either.