Corn Dog

Cuisine: American

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 2

Now, make this beloved street food right at home. If you haven’t tried homemade corn dogs before, you’re missing out. Not too greasy, and you can adjust the flavor to your preference. Find out how to make corn dogs with this recipe:

List of ingredients: 

  • Wooden skewers - 16
  • Cornmeal - 1 cup
  • All-purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Hot dogs - 16
  • Vegetable oil - 4 cups
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Granulated sugar - ¼ cup
  • Baking powder - 4 tablespoons
  • Egg - 1, large
  • Ground black pepper - ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt - ¼ teaspoon

A fun & tasty treat for everyone!

  1. Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper, and salt in a bowl. 
  2. Add the milk and egg to this mixture. Stir till combined. 
  3. In a deep fryer or a deep pan, heat the vegetable oil at medium heat. 
  4. Insert a wooden skewer into each of the hot dogs. 
  5. Roll the skewered hot dogs in the batter and coat them well. 
  6. Fry each of the corn dogs for about 3 minutes. 
  7. Once fried, place them on paper towels to drain the excess oil. 
  8. Serve with mustard or mustard. 

Chef Tip: When buying your hot dogs, keep it simple. Don’t go for ones with different flavorings or fillings. Simple, straightforward beef, chicken, or pork sausages are the best. You don’t want any flavors to clash. 

The thinner your hot dogs, the better. Since the corn dogs will be in the fryer only for a couple of minutes, the heat will get right through thin hot dogs, whereas thicker ones will be cold in the center. 

Show everyone just how good homemade fast food can be. If you have kids, trust us when we say they’re going to love this corn dog recipe. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Corn dog has got its own holiday in the USA  and is celebrated annually as Nation Corn Dog Day on March 16th.

• The day is associated with basketball and celebrated in March of every year on the first Saturday during NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.

Historical Fact

• The existence of corn dog is not older than 100 years, yet there is no confirmed story of its invention as there are numerous claims for the same.

• One of the earliest claims was from the German immigrants settled in Texas, who suggested that their sausages were not well received in Texas which is why they started dipping them in cornmeal and deep-frying it, followed by the stick in later years.

Nutrition Fact

• One corndog contains 195 calories which 84 is from fat. Numerical illustrations of the nutrient content are as follows, 9.4g of fat, 34mg of cholesterol, 521mg of sodium, 98mg of potassium, 21g of carbohydrate, and 6.6g of protein.

• Needless to say, deep-fried food gives rise to several diseases such as obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, etc as it contains trans fat in major amounts. It is best to savor corn dog in moderation and even better to prepare it at home using low-fat oil.