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5.30.2013

Homemade Corn Dogs


   There is a litte town about 20 minutes from where I live called Veyo. They have a popular pool there that is nestled and surrounded by trees and rocks. I have so many fun memories playing and swimming there as a kid. We would catch crawdads that crawl around outside the pool, play at the arcade and have a blast swimming. They also serve amazing food! They are known for their to-die-for corn dogs!

   I crave their corn dogs every now and then, so I decided it was time to try making some at home. They turned out unbelievably delicious! I don't own a deep fryer, so I just used a medium pot to deep-fry the corn dogs in. Although it seems a little intimidating, they were really easy to make.

My kids loved them and my Hubby inhaled three! I ate one, but dreamed about eating five... 

  I will be making these again soon, without a doubt.





Homemade Corn Dogs
Makes 10 Corn Dogs

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (regular milk works too)
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon honey
1 (10 count) package Hot Dogs
10 wooden skewers or chopsticks

2 Quarts Vegetable Oil, for frying


Directions: In a medium or large pot, add the oil. Turn heat to medium and heat oil to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together. Then add the beaten egg, buttermilk, oil and honey. Stir until combined. (Batter should be a little thicker than pancake batter)

Remove hot dogs from package. Wipe them all dry with a paper towel (this will help the batter stick to them better) Insert one skewer or wooden stick into each hot dog.

Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass. Holding by the skewer, take one hot dog and dunk it into the batter, coating all of the hot dog. Slowly remove from batter and let a little excess batter drip back into the cup. Immediately place it into the hot oil, while still holding the stick. Turn as necessary to brown all sides. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until all sides are a deep golden brown. Remove from hot oil and place on paper towels to drain grease. Repeat with all hot dogs.



















49 comments:

Mandy@Mandy's Recipe Box said...

Yum! I love corn dogs at the fair and these are just like them! I better give these a try. Way to have self control and only eat one. Not sure I could do that :)

MomHomeGuide.com said...

Wow! These look great! My kids would LOVE IT if I made these! I will have to make some of these soon. Thanks for posting! - Lauren at Mom Home Guide

Amy said...

I've been craving corn dogs lately too and thought they would be fun summer dinner! Thanks so much for posting another fab recipe!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Wouldn't these be great for a picnic? My grandson would love them! :)

bonnieshee said...

Yum! They turned out so pretty. When I've tried them in the past, it's hard to keep them from looking lumpy.

Jenn said...

Wow, those browned up perfectly.

Laurie Campbell said...

Those look amazing! I love corn dogs, but have never had a homemade one. I cannot even imagine how much better homemade corn dogs are than from a store or Sonic. They look so easy, too! Great post!

Ashlie said...

Cool recipe, these look professional!

Hey Mrs Lofthouse, are you okay with people Pinning a link to your recipes as long as they give credit to where it came from? Or no? I like to save recipes I like in one place but since Pins are public I figure it's good etiquette to ask first. Thanks!

We Are Not Martha said...

Whoa. My husband would love me forever if I made these for him. Well, I think he will anyway, but still... I might have to make these for our anniversary!

Sues

Kimberly said...

My daughter would go bananas for these. They look really easy, too!

Muriel Miller said...

Wow these look so good! I love corn dogs and have never thought to make them at home!

Ashlynn Meyers said...

My daughter wanted corn dogs immediately after seeing this posted on Pinterest. We gathered all the ingredients and began making them. I had to add extra flour and meal, by the tablespoon, until I got it to the consistency is should be. After trail and error of 4-5 hotdogs loosing their coats, it finally worked. I am not sure what we did wrong.

Holly L said...

Ashlynn, sorry you had trouble with yours. I've made these twice since posting them (cause we love em' so much! Lol) and they always turn out awesome! Just make sure you're drying the hot dogs really well before you try coating them with the batter. That's what helps make the batter stick.

Chaya Phillips said...

Do you think it will work with a non-dairy milk such as soy or non dairy creamer?

Jess said...

These look awesome! Haven't had a corn dog in years! I know the recipe makes enough batter to coat 10 hot dogs so I wanted to find out if it can be stored in the fridge and used later? As a singleton with no kids, there's no way I will eat 10 corn dogs on my own:-) Thanks!

Amy Chou said...

I can't wait to try these...tomorrow!! LOL! Yum!

SheBlogs said...

Can you just use corn bread mix instead?

SheBlogs said...

Can you just use corn bread mix instead?

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Just Me said...

As soon as I put them in the hot oil, the corn batter came off, they looked nothing like the picture you posted, and I followed the recipe to a T. What happened?

Holly L said...

Just Me- I honestly am not sure. Was your oil not hot enough? If its at the right temp it should fry immediately. Like I said above I've made these a few times now and have never had that problem.

Valerie said...

I am going to try it tonight with almond milk. I'll let you know!!

Valerie said...

I am going to try it tonight with almond milk. I'll let you know!!

Jami Robinson said...

Might help with the batter sticking to coat weiners in light dusting of corn starch.

Jami Robinson said...

Might help with the batter sticking to coat weiners in light dusting of corn starch.

anskuhh s said...

Hi there, im new to cooking so this is probably a silly question but can I use normal cornflour/meal instead of yellow? Thanks :)

Freddie Zepeda said...

Going to try this for the grandkids....they will love it

Melody said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your recipe and those corn dogs look really delicious. There's just something I would like to ask.
I have a gluten intolerance, so would it be possible to leave the all purpose flour out of the mix? Do you know if the result will be the same?

Holly L said...

Melody, I have only used the flour in this recipe. Not sure if it would work without it. Sorry!

Just Me said...

Yes, the oil was hot enough, the only thing I can think of is I used a skillet, and didn't submerge them all the way?

I was making cupcakes the same day, so I used the leftover batter and made three corn muffins, they were pretty tasty.

Melody, I think using Almond flour would make them delish.

Holly L said...

I think using a skillet is the problem. You need to use a deep pot so the hot dogs can submerge fully into the oil. No wonder the batter fell off it was hitting the skillet...

Christina Valencia said...

I made these tonight exactly how you said and ohhhh my they turned out AMAZING!!!!! Thank you sooooo much for a wonderful recipe.

Mommalikestocook said...

You must be a BIG allrecipes.com fan. I see alot of my favorite recipes from there on your site! They are awesome! Nice to see pictures to go along with them here.

Rubina Aggarwal said...

I never had a corndog in my life because I'm a vegetarian but there are tofu-dogs and this would be perfect for me and my brothers who have never tried corndogs. Thanks so much. Can't wait to make these for my brothers. Thank you, Thank You, Thank you!!! :) :D

Deanna Di Matteo said...

I made these. Some substitutions because of allergies but they tasted great! Gluten free flour instead of regular flour and soy milk instead of buttermilk. They didn't look as pretty as yours but tasted awesome! I miss food like this so thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I haven't tried the corn dogs yet but THE VEYO POOL??!!! I spent my summers in that pool! I too remember the yummy food and can hear in my memory the sounds of kids jumping of the diving board, splashing in the pool, and the slam of the doors on the changing rooms! That pool was the greatest! Thanks for sharing this recipe and the fun memory.
LP

Unknown said...

I haven't tried the corn dogs yet but THE VEYO POOL??!!! I spent my summers in that pool! I too remember the yummy food and can hear in my memory the sounds of kids jumping of the diving board, splashing in the pool, and the slam of the doors on the changing rooms! That pool was the greatest! Thanks for sharing this recipe and the fun memory.
LP

SiskiyouSue said...

These look delish, can't wait to try them, my hubby's favorite food! Thanks.

Snoopy QR said...

I just now made these, and while they do taste good, the batter did not stick as well. As soon as I pulled them out of the batter it would slide off and I followed the directions to the T. Dried them and all. The batter was too thin and when fried there coating was too thin. :(

Nikki Riley said...

My husband and I tried these yesterday and while the batter tasted good, we had the same problem others have posted. We dried off the hot dogs but the batter just kept coming off as soon as we put them in the fryer. Might try the cornstarch idea and/or adding more flour and corn meal. While these didn't work as corn dogs well out of frustration we just cut our dogs into three pieces, coated them with batter and dropped them in to make corn dog bites instead with much better success:)

Pupilla Gustativa said...

Thank you so much for this recipe, I want try it as soon as possible!!! :-)

Pupilla Gustativa said...

Thank you so much for this recipe, I want try it as soon as possible!!! :-)

Erin McCormack said...

Would love to make these but my daughter is allergic to colours,flavours and preservatives so we can't use hot-dogs(or frankfurters as we call them in Australia) Does anyone know of a substitute? Someone mentioned tofu-dogs?

Harakka said...

YUMMY!!
Making these tomorrow!
=)

Stacey Donaldson said...

Excellent! My sister is already planning to make some too!

Thanks for sharing... you make it look easy!

Karen Bridges said...

My son is allergic to eggs, can you omit the egg, or will it not hold together?

obviouslymaggie said...

has anyone tried making these and then freezing them and microwaving them when you need a quick dinner fix?

ittybittykitty said...

My boyfriend hates hot dogs, but loves brats. I wonder if it would work with brats even though they are a bit thicker. Has anyone tried it?

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