Corn Dogs

June 30th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Corn Dogs

Corn Dogs

Thursday Throwback – Corn Dogs

Adapted from Gourmet

This is more of a state fair Thursday Throwback, but no matter what you call it fresh hot corn dogs are sure to please everyone.  For the vegetarian, use a veggie dog!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 8

Ingredients

8 hotdogs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups corn meal

¾ cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 eggs, well beaten

1 cup buttermilk

Vegetable or Peanut Oil for Frying

Equipment

Fry Thermometer

Chopsticks (or ice pop sticks)

Large, deep, wide pot

Tongs or Spider

Process

Grill the hotdogs until just cooked through.  Or cook them in the microwave.

When the hotdogs are cool enough to handle, insert a chopstick lengthwise into each hotdog.

Place 2-3 tablespoons of flour onto a large plate.  Roll each hot dog into the flour to coat.  Shake off excess.

Pour enough oil into the pot to reach about 3-4 inches deep.  Set up your fry thermometer and bring the oil to about 355-360 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl (with a pour spout if you have one) add the 1 ½ cups corn meal, ¾ cup all-purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon sea salt.  Whisk to combine.  Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and whisk.  Add the beaten eggs and whisk.  Slowly add in the buttermilk, whisking constantly until combined and a batter forms.  If it’s a bit too thick and a bit more buttermilk.

Pour some batter into a tall glass.

Prepping Corn Dogs

Prepping Corn Dogs

When the frying oil reaches 355-360 degrees Fahrenheit dip a corn dog into the batter in the tall glass.  Then carefully add the dipped dog into the oil.  You can use tongs, holding onto the chopstick if you wish.  Fry for about 3 minutes, until golden brown.  Rotating as necessary.  Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.

Dipping Hotdogs into Batter

Dipping Hotdogs into Batter

You can fry 2 at a time if you wish.  Keep the oil between 350 and 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

Frying Corn Dogs

Frying Corn Dogs

Return the oil back to temperature before adding the next batch.

Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard.

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