Potato Dogs

This twist on a corn dog uses Idaho® Russet Potatoes instead of a cornbread batter as the breading for a hot dog. The use of potatoes makes this recipe delightfully crisp on the outside and creamy and light on the inside.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
8 potato dogs


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons mustard

  • 2 tablespoons sambal chili paste

  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

Potato Mix:

  • 3 large Idaho® Russet Potatoes

  • olive oil

  • salt

  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  • 8 to 10 popsicle sticks

  • 4 hot dogs, cut in half

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. To make the sauce, mix the mayo, mustard, chili paste, relish, and ketchup in a small bowl. Set aside in the fridge until ready to use.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Using a fork, poke a few holes into each Idaho® Russet Potato. Rub each potato with olive oil and salt and place on a baking sheet. Bake the potatoes for about 1 hour, until tender.

  4. Peel the potatoes and run them through a potato ricer into a large bowl. Add the scallions, Parmesan, egg, and breadcrumbs. Stir well to combine. Add the sour cream, starting with about half, and stir to combine. Add more as needed until the mixture is smooth, but not too wet. It should be stiffer than mashed potatoes.

  5. One by one, stick a popsicle stick into a hot dog starting at the cut end and putting it about 3/4 of the way through the dog. Take about 1/4 cup of the potato mixture in your hand and press it flat into your palm. Wrap it around the hot dog, adding more as needed. Press to tightly seal. Repeat until you run out of the potato mixture or the hot dogs.

  6. Heat about 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a heavy bottom pot to 375 degrees F. Working in batches, fry the potato dogs, flipping a few times to evenly brown on all sides. Remove from oil to a drying rack or paper towel and season with a pinch of salt.

  7. Serve the potato dogs with the sauce on the side, or drizzled on top if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
23g Fat
11g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 615mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 106mg 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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