I made up this recipe many years ago, because I loved the corn dogs you buy at carnivals but could not find a recipe for them. Great served with mustard.
I made up this recipe many years ago, because I loved the corn dogs you buy at carnivals but could not find a recipe for them. Great served with mustard.
Very yummy. I've found that putting the prepared batter in a drinking glass helps ease the process... it's the perfect size tool to batter a hot dog!
I loved that I could use good quality kosher hotdogs. You don't always know the quality of meat that are in those at the fair!! I precooked the hotdogs first in boiling water for 7 min. I then let the mixture and the hotdogs rest for 10 min. I coated them with corn starch and the mixture stuck very well. Also, make sure your oil is the perfect temp. 365 degrees was perfect for me. If it is too hot the outside will burn and the inside batter will be raw. If it is not hot enough the batter will slide off. I love these because they are crunchy on the outside. Great recipe!!!!
Wonderful recipe!!! Roll your hotdog in corn starch first. It will prevent your batter from slidding off.
Quick and delicious! Make mini's by cutting the wieners first, and using the fry daddy. I may never buy frozen corn dogs again. THANKS
I was really surprised when I found out that I had everything to make homemade corndogs on hand. I substituted honey for the sugar and skipped the black pepper and they turned out great. I made some fresh lemonade to go with it. Perfect!
Tasted great! My husband was raving!!! Dry the dogs before coating and the batter sticks just fine. YUMMY!
OK so I broke down with the healthy eating-1 day/week won't hurt. Made these to keep the family from revolting against me. They are great-the recipe receives 4 stars b/c the tips to make them came from a reviewer-I followed Keri's tips (she worked at a carny she knows these things) cold batter, dry dogs and no pepper-perfect and I followed another reviewer and put the batter in a glass so it would be easy to coat the dogs-GREAT idea. I added a bit more milk b/c the batter thickened after it came out of the fridge. Will make again
Great recipe. They taste just like the ones at the fair! I had been searching for a recipe for these corn dogs for a long time and I finally found it. The batter is simple to make and delicious. Thank you for posting this recipe.
I pulled out all of the stops for these. Used 1/4lb. dogs, made sure they were dry before dipping, used a tall glass to dip them in, gradually added milk to the batter to make sure it wasn't too runny, added milk as needed to keep it from getting too thick. Definitely the best corn dogs I've had in a long time.
Great recipe! We all enjoyed it along with some homemade onion rings also on this site! I did have some trouble having the batter stay on, but I hadn't looked at previous reviews to see how to handle that and I'm sure I'll get it to work next time. :)
This recipe worked really well. I followed what another reviewer wrote about getting the oil temp just right (not too cold or hot) and had no problem with the batter falling off. I don't have a deep fryer, so I made half sized hot dogs in a small frying pan, in about an inch of oil. What I noticed was that the batter wanted to flatten out, so as soon as the bottom was solid enough I rolled it on it's side and continued to roll them back and forth for a perfect looking corn dog. I added 1/4 cup of sugar to the rest of the batter (after about 10 half hot dogs) and ended up with sweet hushpuppies---almost cake doughnuts. Very tasty.
At first I wanted to give these a four stars, but after reading reviews I found out exactly what my problem was. The taste was great, but the next time I will let my batter get cold before deep frying them. Make sure you dry the hot dogs off real good first. The kids at my church will have a ball making and eating these. Thank you for the recipe.
Here in the UK, we have never tried corn dogs but always wondered .... Well I don't know what they taste like when you buy them, but these were delicious! I was happier to be able to choose own good quality bratwurst. They coating did cook quite dark like on some of the photos. I turned the heat down as far as I dare but there was no way they cooked for 3 minutes. No problem though, just heated through in the oven when they were all fried off. The only change, I reduced the sugar a little as we don't have a very sweet tooth.
Excellent recipe! My family LOVED them. In fact, they all said "no more store bought corn dogs". I read many of the reviews before I made them today. I made up my batter last night but I used 3 tablespoons of honey instead of the 1/4 cup of white sugar. Since we don't eat pork, I used chicken hot dogs & they were delicious. I did cook my hot dogs ahead of time (boiled them for approximately 7-9 minutes - basically before they plumped up/burst -don't boil too long!) I did use corn starch on the hot dogs as recommended so the batter would stick but in my opinion, as long as the hot dogs are dried off adequately, this is unnecessary with cold batter (also recommended) but feel free to use this method if you like. The best & most useful tips I took advantage of were to place the mixed batter in a cup (tall measuring cup for me) to dip the hot dogs in before frying (makes it so much easier, trust me (I tried the bowl method someone mentioned 1st, which is to place the dogs in the bowl holding the batter & let them sink. This does NOT work well w/cold batter. You end up having to push them down with a tool or your hands & it gets messy. Just spoon batter into a tall glass or measuring cup for dipping.) Lastly, the batter MUST BE COLD. It sticks better and it so much easier to handle. Since I made my batter the night before, it was nice & cold the next day already. If desired add a couple of tsp of cayenne pepper to your batter for spice (after you make the ones for the kids!)
absolutely delicious! My son told me that they are wayy better than store bought ones, and to never buy them again. Only make these! Easy to make, but a bit messy. Worth it though. To make sure the batter sticks to the hotdogs, dry them with a sheet of paper towel first. Works perfectly, and no mess like when drying them with cornstarch(which I did the first time). I made half a batch, and it was the exact right amount for 12 hot dogs (1 package)
I've used this recipe about six times now and they always turn out fabulous. I found that patting the hot dogs dry and coating them in flour helps keep the batter on. I put the batter in a shallow bowl wide enough for the hot dogs to lay flat at the bottom. I found that I can get a more even coating of batter over the hot dog by laying one in the batter and letting it sink in for a few minutes while I'm frying another batch.
Super easy! I don't know how you'd get 16 dogs though. Mine could've fried for 4 min. (at 375) because the dough was still a little raw after 3 min. I coated my dogs with flour as others suggested.
Absolutely the best recipe! Followed recipe ingredients (only had 10 hot dogs though!), but used my deep fryer set to 355 degrees. I did follow other suggestions; put batter in freezer, dried the dogs then rolled in flour - then put them in freezer while fryer was heating up. The batter is real thick. Had to make sure to drain most of the batter off before cooking -- batter swells a lot! Did not use the basket in fryer, just gently laid in one dog at a time. They sunk! Had to be careful not to 'move them' once they were in the oil. The came unstuck from the bottom by themselves without breaking the outer coating. Did find this out the hard way with the first one! Once they were browning and floating I placed the fryer basket on top of them to keep them submerged -- that way they cooked evenly on all sides! Not only do they look great, but they taste great too! Will never again be afraid to make corn dogs! Will save me a ton of money because my family loves these better than store bought!
Just a note to those who are trying to be healthy-- baking these corn dogs does not work! I think the batter itself would be great, and we didn't have any trouble getting it to stick once we dried the hot dogs completely. I was hoping to avoid the oil and grease by just baking them and they turned out with a strange taste and texture. If you really want a corn dog, my advice would be to definitely fry them like the recipe calls for :)
Yum! I'm way to old to be craving corn dogs, but my appetite got the best of me and I craved a corn dog for 3 days. With no local fairs planned for a few months, I tried this recipe. PERFECT!!! Delicious and just the right amount of batter. A few tips: (1) Dry the hotdogs using paper towels prior to dipping to remove all moisture, (2) make sure the oil is not to hot, (3) pour the batter into a tall glass prior to dipping, which will give it that perfect corn dog shape! I have a gas stove, and these were done in 4 minutes (and the batter was done and the hot dog hot!), but your mileage may vary. We used Johnsonville Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeno Sausages, and they were AWESOME. Fun, easy to make, and tastes better than any corn dog you can buy.
Great corn dog recipe! I used cocktail size franks, not the sausage type links, but the hotdog type. I used toothpicks instead of the "wood poles" used for regular size franks. Also, I used peanut oil to fry them. These were a big hit with our crowd. They were bite-sized and delicious. I've really never tasted a better corn dog. Many thanks!
used all beef frankfurters. the taste was okay. it wasn't crunchy though. maybe next time i will fry it longer and add some spices like cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the mix
Fantastic! I was half way through mixing everything when I realized all I had was soy milk (eww) it still turned out great! Super light batter with just the right crispiness--- Add yellow mustard and mmmmm!
I made these exactly as the recipe stated and they were awesome! I had never made homemade corndogs before and they were such a cinch. I followed the recipe exactly as stated (with the exception that I omitted the black pepper because my husband doesn't like it) and had no problems at all. It only made 13 for me, though. I didn't roll them in flour as some readers suggested, I simply dried each hotdog off with a paper towel and then rolled it in the batter. It stuck! My kids were begging for more. I thought these were better than the state fair corndog I had back in August!!
My kids loved the idea of mommy making home made corn dogs. They liked them better than the store bought ones. One hint: if the batter isn't staying on the dog then the oil isn't hot enough. I had that problem :)
This is the best corn dog recipe we have tried so far. Instead of adding the milk substitute it with cream style corn. Then I keep a tall glass full of the batter and just dip the dog right down in it. Also before dipping I roll the dog in corn starch first, this helps keep the batter on the dog. Were not big on deep fried foods but this recipe will make me pull the deep fryer off the shelf anytime. I'll put these corn dogs up against any fair food anytime!
This is sooooo good! I put the hot dogs in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds apiece and then rolled them in some flour which seemed to help the batter adhere. They were delicious!!!
When I go ready to make these I realized I had no cornmeal!! But I had a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix! So I added mix which wa 1 1/2 c I added 1/2 c of flour and no baking powder because it already had! I followed recipe otherwise!! These turn out great! My family loved them!
GREAT recipe. This was really easy to make. I used 2 eggs and I did half a batch of veggie dogs, and half a batch of turkey dogs. They both turned out beautifully. A++
Let me say, I loathe corn dogs. Usually. I have never made them at home. I have never had a carnival corn dog because I've only had the frozen ones from the grocery store so I'd just stay away from them. Yuck. I am 7 mos pregnant and had a very strange craving for said item. Make my own popped into my head. Maybe they'll be different. Without a doubt, the best ever. Gosh they were so good. I left out the pepper and I did refrigerate the batter. I think it is important the batter is cold. While I couldn't outright dip the dogs, it was easy, albeit messy, to coat the dogs with my fingers. Batter stuck perfectly. I noticed that when the batter warmed up, it became runny and was getting more difficult to work with. I would definitely cool the batter. Next time I will skip the tip of putting it into a cup/jar since I had to use my hands anyway. But what a great idea!
Oh my goodness!!! I've finally found it; the perfect corndog recipe. This takes me back to the county fair and the batter is nice and thick and sticks well(as long as you make sure the dogs are good and dry first). This is definately a keeper, the kids are insisting I make it again tonight and they don't have to twist my arm.
I have no clue what everyone is talking about when people said the batter is too runny, it was thicker then anything I had to deal with. dusting the hot dog with flour only made the batter not stick to the dog even more, I had to dry the dogs first. The batter texture is a 4 stars...the taste is a sure 5! more then a 5, I did add a bit of chili powder just for a bit of a kick. These DID NOT last long! My husband and son DEVOURED them, and left me one so I can critic! lol they absolutely loved them! This recipe is a definate keeper, I just gotta figure out how top make this batter a bit more runny
Yep, just like everyone has said: these are just like you get at the state fair! I had batter left over, so I thickened it with some more flour and corn meal and dropped it by spoonfuls into the hot oil. It made some yummy corn fritters!
SUPER SUPER easy. Bought bamboo skewers from Walmart. They were pretty long and that worked great for putting the hot dog on them but not for frying them. I ended up cutting them off with a very sharp knife after the hot dog was on. Then battered hot dog and threw dog and skewer in oil. Served these with cheesy tater tots (cook tater tots then shred cheese over them- back in the oven for a minute). Kids said they were much better than Sonic as they were very moist- Sonics are drier.
This recipe was real good. I printed out the recipe for 1/2 the amount, but should of printed it out for the whole amount. When I cook the corndogs, everyone loved them. Thanks for the good recipe.
This recipe is awesome! The only difference was I used buttermilk in place of the milk. Very good corndogs indeed!
Whoa!! I was CERTAIN that this would have been a disaster but boy was I wrong! Used exact ratios except made mini corn dogs....without skewers.....using lil smokies (without nitrates). Oh my....these were soooooooo good! (oh yeah) I tested one without first dredging hot dog in flour and though it did ok, I prefer dredging first. Made the batter stick more consistently.
I'm a vegetarian and used to love corn dogs, I found a protein- hot dog like- substitute which worked perfectly. My boyfriend and I loved this recipe so much, we plan on making it again! ALSO we cut the dogs up into 5-6 pieces, then breaded, then fried.... soooo good bite size! :)
We used this recipe and sold corn dogs at our local festival. We had customers come back and tell us that they were the best corn dogs they ever tasted. Some people even bought more. Cha-ching!
This corndogs are perfect! best ive ever had. I boil the hot dogs first for a bit then dry them with a paper towel, and i roll them in flour so the mixture sticks! oh and also i cut them in half they look much cuter! amazin recipe
I really enjoyed the batter to this recipe. It was really tasty. Everyone in my family liked it as well. I took the advice of the rest of the reviewers and dried the hot dogs and rolled them in flour before dipping them in the batter. It stuck really well. I will probably make this again.
Perfect. I think my days of buying store-bought corn dogs are over. These are so easy and cheap to make!
My son's birthday is around fair time here in New Mexico and our favorite thing to get at the state fair is green chile corn dogs! We did get one at the state fair, but then his birthday came up and he requested green chile corn dogs for his birthday dinner. Well, I found this recipe and omitted the black pepper and added 1/2 c. of chopped New Mexico green chiles! We loved them and my son and hubby thought these were way better than the ones we get at the fair! Thanks for this yummy and easy recipe!!!
WOW!! These came out GREAT!! followed the recipe exact except I left out the pepper. I did cook the dogs for about 5 minutes before though only because they are ball park and I was afraid they would "plump" when I fried them. I had no problem getting the batter to stick to the dogs. I just dried them off real well. I did put the batter in the fridge for about 30 minutes before I dipped and fried. They don't taste exactly like Fair dogs, but they sure do come close!! I thank you and my hubby and kids thank you for such a wonderful recipe!! :)
Great, great recipe! These are even good to freeze and reheat...actually, they taste better that way if you leave the recipe as is. The first batch were good, but when they're fresh they're a little grainy because of the corn meal, so I cut the corn meal to 3/4 c and added 1/4 cup corn flour, took out the pepper - it really isn't necessary at all, and added 1 tbsp honey in with the milk and sugar. (If all you have is self-rising flour, you can use that too - just omit the salt and baking powder.) Then I dried the hot dogs well and rolled them in flour just to be in the safe side. The batter works best when it's REALLY cold - I mixed it up and stuck it in the freezer until it just started to get icy around the edges, stirred it up really good, and started dipping. I also used a straight drinking glass to dip the hot dogs. As far as cooking, I held them vertical in the oil until the batter puffed up, then let them float, turning constantly. The batter isn't super-thick like the ones you get in the grocery store, and even when they turn dark brown and you think you've burned them, they're still soft and fluffy and absolutely wonderful!
I took the advise of another viewer and put the batter in a tall drinking glass and it worked great. These were so good, my family ate them all up! They have just the right amount of sweetness to the batter. Thanks for sharing.
These are so good! Just like at the fair. I add a little honey for extra sweetness. Easy & Delicious!
Excellent! I halved the recipe and made 5 corn dogs. Also poured batter into a drinking glass to dip my turkey dogs in. Used popsicle sticks instead of skewers.
This is a great recipe! My kids loved it and ate 3 each. As per the other suggestions, I tried to dry them with paper towels, and the batter adhered a little better. Then, I dried them, then rolled them into flour and that did the trick. Yes, it does make a lot of batter. You can easily cut it in half (using the whole egg). I took the left over batter, added some more flour and corn meal (-eye balling it to make a thicker dough) and then some minced onion, 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper more to the batter and made hush puppies. The kids have already asked if they can be made again.
THIS IS SO DELISH,I WILL NEVER BUY CORN DOGS AGAIN.
These classify as better than store-bought but not quite as good as those once-a-year indulgence carnival version corn dogs. Never again will I buy store-bought corn dogs again! I halved the recipe and followed reviewer "MONNIEK" advice...made these into mini corn dogs and not using the skewers. Turned out very good. Thanks Suzzanna for being so creative and then sharing it with the rest of us!
Excellent recipe, we went to a local fair and I REALLY wanted a corn dog, but didnt want to wait in line for 1/2 hour for one. Came home and made this recipe, came out even better than I could have hoped for. I did do the half dogs since I was using a fry daddy. Also used the batter to deep fry mozzarella and cheddar cheese cubes, they were almost better than the corn dogs!
I tried this recipe because I can no longer find Morningstar Farms corn dogs (my family is vegetarian). So I bought some SmartDogs, made this recipe, and now have a family of ADDICTS!! Thanks for the recipe!
These were really authentic! My kids loved them! I made them for dinner and again later that week for lunch! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
I followed the recipe exactly and while I enjoyed them I felt like there was too much corn in the batter (I didn't want to feel as much of the corn as I did). Next time I might cut down in the corn and I'll also let the batter sit for awhile before using it to see if that helps.
This so far is the best recipe I have found, but I did have to modify it immediately. First, it calls for 1 cup of milk. Batter was way to thick. So I had to add an additional 1/2 cup and then thru out the fry another tbsp every now and then to keep it easy to coat. I didn't have any white sugar so I substituted brown instead and liked it, altho next time I think I will try honey. Lastly instead of the salt it called for I used 1 full tsp of my homemade house seasoning for extra flavor. I also heated my hotdogs up but as another reviewer suggested I did make sure the outside was completely dry before dipping them. I didn't even need to use flour or cornstarch to make the batter stick. It coated easily and stayed on while frying. They were so good! Even my picky child who normally hates corndogs ate TWO! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
Absolutely perfect. I 1.5x the recipe, so we used two whole eggs instead of 1.5 eggs. These could not possibly have been better. I got rave reviews from absolutely everyone who ate them, including the vegetarians eating their veggie corndogs!
Big Thumbs up from the whole family and even the kids I babysat! I actually found the batter easier to work with when it wasn't ice cold, when the batter was really cold it seemed even thicker
My husband and 13 year old son just made these for dinner tonight....YUMMY!! Did not change a thing...used the tip from the reviewer who said to dry the hotdogs off before coating them. They were terrific with a honey mustard dressing we also found at AllRecipes. Thanks!
These turned out perfect. My 13 yr. old daughter thought I was crazy for making homemade corn dogs, but after she tried them she wanted to know when we were having them again. No more store bought corn dogs for this family.
My family loved these!! I cooked the dogs slightly first but everything else was to the letter. I had no problems with the batter coming off. Make sure that your oil is nice and hot.
With a few changes due to the ingredients I had on hand these were really great. To the dry mixture I added baking soda and to the wet I eliminated the egg, used buttermilk and threw in a can of creamed corn. Pouring the mixture into a drinking glass made it much easier to dip the dogs, but please make sure you coat your them with the corn starch or the batter will slip right off. Our deep fryer worked wonderfully, however, after the franks were out I asked hubby to re-dip and fry again to give them a nice thick and crispy coating. They were great Suzzanne and happily much like we recently had at our N.J. State Fair!!!
I made the batter the night before and the next day it was a little too thick for me to apply on the hotdogs. I added a little more milk and got a creamy mixture. After that it was smooth. These corndogs was a great treat for my husband and my kids and I for one will never buy another frozen corndog again. This is way cheaper and healther to make it yourself. Will make it again and again.
I made these for my boyfriend, and he loved them. I tried a bite, and next time I won't add salt to the batter, because the franks we used were salty enough. I didn't have any trouble getting the batter to stick after rinsing and drying the hot dogs. Luckily, I forgot to halve the recipe for eight dogs, because this was just enough batter for eight plus an experiment frying a slice of pepperjack cheese (would have been better with cheddar).
Make sure batter isn't too thick. Ice cold batter for dipping.
These were the best homemade corndogs I've ever made. The batter stayed on the dog when I dipped them, and when I fried them. It also kept a nice shape while frying and didn't run down the sides. They looked and tasted great! Thank-you!
These are super easy and super yummy. My kids love them. I do have a hard time getting the batter to stay on. It also does not come out looking as pretty as I would like! Definitely a keeper. Thanks for a great recipe!
YEEHAW!!! I can now make corn dogs! Everyone loved them. I did the drying them before coating....I had to add more milk because it was using too much batter....once I got the texture down, they looked just like the state fair dogs!! Great recipe, thanks!!
Great! Added 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey. Deep fried 365 degrees for 3 minutes. Terrific!!!
Yum, I would do this again. I had alot of fun with my 3 year old making these. Next time I will follow other reviewers suggestions and dry the hot dog off, and roll in flour before dipping. I did have some problems with the batter sticking.
These were very good. Will keep this recipe. My four year old LOVED them. I cut lite hot dogs (hey- - -it has to help some!) in half and dipped them in the batter. They fried up like mini corndogs. Of course, my son had to stick a stick in them to eat them, but that was no problem after they were cooked, and it was easier to fry with no skewer. Also tried mozzarella cheese stick sections--good, but a little sweet for that.
i've tried others, and truly this one is the best. i too cut them in half, then dipped into batter to fry. my first half turned out perfectly, but, then my batter started to slip off. i think, and i may be wrong, but next time, i'm going to make sure i'm not dipping anything other than a clean utensil,into the batter to pick up the dogs. that way, the batter stays clean also, when the oil cools down due to cooking, the batter slips so make sure you don't cram too many dogs into your oil. our new favorite corn dog recipe - thanks!
Kids and Grandkids loved these corn dogs, said they were the best they have ever had. I really liked them too, they didn't seem as greasy as a lot I have tried. Fast and easy recipe too. Had all ingredients in the house.
We LOVE this recipe. It's perfect just like at the fair!
I thoght they were really good but if you use the 6th serving recipie use 2 tablespoons more of flour because the coating was runny, but other than that they were really good.Also don't put the skewers in until they've finished cooking.
Wow! Nutritional slumming at its best. These were perfect. I used foster farms turkey franks and the only thing I would change would be to cut the milk down to 3/4 cup because my batter would slide off the dogs, too wet.
I LOVE this recipe! I have made it multiple times for my husband and father and they LOVE it too! They taste just like carnival hot dogs, but BETTER! MAKE THESE if you are looking for an excellent recipe!!!
Huge hit with the kids! I made this last night and everyone gobbled it up. I made the batter one hour ahead of time and popped it in the fridge. It allowed it to thicken up and was easier to work with. Per another recipe I read, I replaced milk with a cup of cheap beer (alcohol cooks off). Will use this recipe again and again.
These were the best corn dogs we ever ate-very yummy and better than the ones you get at the fairs!
My 4 year old had a great time helping prepare and consume these! Had a quiche in the oven, wanted to make something that she'd really like. It was perfect! We had everything on hand. I recalculated the recipe to 2 and they came out perfect. Wouldn't change a thing
Amazing!!!! this is my second time making corn dogs, but these are way better than the ones i'd tried before. I was a bit hesitant at first. You can't have corn dogs in my country and my mom is such a picky eater when it comes to try new dishes ....but this was a hit!!!! She's still raving about them, lol. Made mini corn dogs and coated them in cornstarch before dipping into the batter. Definitely a keeper!! Thanx for the recipe Suzzanna!
The batter was flawless, however I recommend NOT using Angus Beef hot dogs.
I never knew that making homemade corn dogs would be so easy or so yummy. I cut my wooden skewers and hot dogs in half so that they would fit in my skillet. The only problem I had was getting the batter to stick, even though I did toss them with some flour first. It just took a little extra work to shape the batter around the dog. I only had 4 hot dogs, so that left a ton of batter. This made some fantastic hush puppies - by adding diced peppers, onion and shredded cheddar cheese. Drop by spoonfuls into the hot oil and they flip over when done on the bottom. Delicious!
These are great! I had never made homemade corn dogs before, and these are better than store bought corn dogs and they are easy to make. Thanks for a great recipe.
These were GREAT! The kids just loved them! I was lucky to even get to try them! The best part was I could make them out of quality all beef hotdogs instead of only the junk that is available in the stores!
Wow these taste like the real thing! I recently made these for an outdoor movie night. I used the mini "smokie" weiners for bite sized snacking. I was able to use 1 1 /2 packages of weiners for the written recipe. These went faster than I could fry them. Luckily I ate a few while making them or else I wouldn't have gotten one otherwise. Thanks for the great recipe!!
This recipe wasn't as fabulous as other reviewers claimed it to be. Although it was a good recipe, it doesn't deserve 5 stars. I definitely recommend boiling the hot dogs first to ensure they are thoroughly cooked prior to frying. Although I don't feel it is necessary, you can coat the hot dogs in cornstarch prior to dipping in the batter (I did, but I don't believe it made a difference - so long as you dry the hot dogs properly).
Absolutely wonderful recipe. I had to make two batches because I kept eating them before I could set them out. On the second batch I cut the sugar in half, just my own preference. When I ran out of hot dogs, I threw in some chopped onion and jalepenos and fried me up a batch of hush puppies. It was a little sweet for the hush puppies but they were of a texture(light and fluffy) that I have been seeking. Definitely will use this recipe again for Corndogs and Hush Puppies! TY!
I'm no corn dog connoiseur, but very easy & kids loved 'em! I very rarely eat hot dogs, but ate this with honey, mustard, & ketchup. Used mason jar to dip & refrigerated batter prior to use & dried off hot dogs to help it stick. Rotated hot dog with batter in frying pan of hot oil; done in less than a minute. Very fun to do with kids & watch puff up:) Oh, did not use pepper.
This was an awesome recipe- my kids pounded them. I didn't have to coat the hot dogs at all before I dipped them and to make it more "kid friendly", so they wouldn't poke each other, I just cut the hot dogs in half and dipped them in the batter. I don't think I will be buying corn dogs anymore, these are much better! Thank you for this recipe.
Suzzanna, I won't even bother looking for any other recipe for corn dogs. This recipe is absolutely fantastic and authentic! I also learned a couple things while making this recipe. 1) the sugar is absolutely essential lol. I went a bit light on the sugar, and while it was good, I won't skimp on the sugar again. 2) Golden Bread Crumbs are a great substitute for the corn meal. The first couple of times I made this recipe, I didn't have corn meal on hand, so I used "Golden Bread Crumbs" instead. I used a less sugar while making this recipe with bread crumbs though. I wish I could give this recipe a higher rating than 5 stars - You really deserve a higher rating. Thank you for a great recipe!
This was tasty and fairly easy to work with. I did have trouble getting it to stick to the dog, but I suppose that's normal. I froze them for quick snacks for my husband. Mine turned out a lot prettier than the ones in the picture, too.
These were good and surprisingly easy to make! I just dried the hot dogs with a paper towel - no flour or corn starch needed. I believe my oil was a little on the hot side at 375 (I fry everything at 375). They browned too quickly so I will definitely lower it to approx 365 as someone else suggested. Even at 375 they still came out wonderful.
These corn dogs were amamzing!! My entire family loved them, taste just like the kind you get at a carnival, actually better!! Made me think if my childhood again and that was a loooong time ago. Can't wait to make them again, this time I will make 3 a piece I could have just kept eating them. So crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Thank you so much.
This was excellent. My husband and kids loved it. I made a gluten free version using our special flours. Otherwise we did everything as stated. I had to add a little bit more liquid because our flour made it a bit thick. Two thumbs up!
Suzzanna you are my hero! I LOVE THESE CORNDOGS!!! Fantastic. I've already had a request for more and it's up for our memorial day family get together. This was the first meal in months that my entire family raved about it and wanted more. People were claiming leftovers for lunch and snack. Thanks you so much! This was great! I can't rave about it anymore. Even my boyfriend is wanting to try them. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I have made these many times and my family insists these corn dogs are better than the commercial ones. I've tried the suggestion of lightly dusting the wieners with cornstarch to get the coating to stick, but it was very messy and unnecessary. I found that simply blotting the wieners on paper towels to remove any excess moisture works the best.
Great recipe!!! I found I like the batter thicker. The thinner the batter the thinner the out come of the crust on the dog. Overall I love this recipe and will use over and over again. THANKS!!!
These are perfect....dont mess with them. If MY 3 years old says they are good then thats that :) Thanks for sharing