Not only an American carnival staple, Corn Dogs are hands down the best on-the-go snacks for the busiest of people. Whether deep-fried and drizzled in mustard or breaded in cornbread and topped in cinnamon and syrup, our cornmeal battered corn dog recipe will have you ditching the fair lines and grabbing a bag of toothpicks and vegetable oil on your next grocery run.
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Traditionally speaking, corn dogs are the epitome of circus fairgrounds, blow-up jumping houses, painted faces, and Ferris wheel rides - they signal fun!
And with all the fever of shaking off the winter blues and once again being out and about with nature, you can easily find yourself 15 people deep awaiting your turn at ordering one of these chewy snacks, and that’s just a no in our books.
That is why our battered corn dog recipe needs to be on hand and ready to go for your next outing.
Not only is it kid-friendly and car-approved, but it’s also freezer and microwave adaptable for those who are fans of bi-weekly meal preps (which has saved my schedule on more than one occasion, I must admit).
This is one of those recipes like pancake bites that I like to make because it is so easy to make and everyone loves it.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Easily adaptable for morning breakfast items or after practice refueling items.
- Allergy adaptable: milk and eggs can be substituted with minor loss to the flavor
- Mini corn dogs- you can use this same recipe but with smaller-sized hot dogs and skewers
What You'll Need
Fun thing about this recipe is mostly all the ingredients required you may already have on hand sitting in your pantry or refrigerator!
- Hot dogs
- Pancake Mix
How To Make
Let's prepare our batter!
- In a large shallow dish combine both dry and wet ingredients until it forms a thick consistency.
- Take your hot dogs and cut them in half, inserting the skewer tip from the end of the hot dog.
- Once the corn dog maker heats to the desired temperature dip corn dogs into the batter until completely covered.
- Allow the corn dogs to cook until they turn a crisp golden brown color.
- Remove from grease and allow to drain and then top with your favorite topping.
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- Follow the directions for your pancake mix, however, be sure to add any liquids to the mixture slowly so that you can keep control of the thickness of the batter.
- The thicker the batter, the easier it will stick (and stay stuck) to the hot dog.
- To get nicely rounded corn dogs, spoon more batter onto the corn dog before closing the lid.
- When flipping the corn dogs, spoon more batter on where needed midway through the cooking time.
- Should you not own a corn dog maker, then you can utilize a deep dryer or medium-size non-stick pot as an alternative.
- If you have hot dogs that are longer than standard size to use skewers that are at minimum 10 inches to prevent accidental breakage or breakdown during the frying session.
- Pair this recipe up with our Cast Iron Sausage Mac and Cheese or serve with Banana Pudding Recipe for dessert. So good!