Dad's Homemade Corn Dogs


My son loves these homemade corn dogs made with jumbo hot dogs. I despise all the additives in store-bought corn dogs, so this recipe makes me happy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
8 large corn dogs


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup cold whole milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 16 large hot dogs

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 16 skewers


  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl; stir in milk and egg until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook hot dogs in boiling water until heated through, about 7 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and let rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Insert one skewer into each hot dog and blot dry if wet. Pour chilled batter into a tall drinking glass.

  4. Dip one hot dog into batter until well coated; transfer to hot oil. Repeat with as many hot dogs as can comfortably fit in the fryer without overcrowding (one or two more). Fry until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat to coat and fry remaining hot dogs.


If you have more time, refrigerate the batter in Step 1 for up to an hour. A colder batter works better to coat the hot dogs.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

660 Calories
57g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 660
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g 73%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 5g
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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