Corn dogs are a delicious and classic American treat. Here’s a recipe to prepare them at home:
For the corn dog batter:
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For the hot dogs:
- 8-10 hot dogs
- Wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- Prepare the hot dogs: Insert wooden skewers or popsicle sticks into each hot dog, leaving enough of the stick exposed for easy handling. This will become the handle for your corn dogs.
- Heat the oil: Pour vegetable oil into a deep, heavy-bottomed pot or deep fryer. Heat it to 350-375°F (175-190°C). Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature.
- Prepare the batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Make the batter: In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
- Coat the hot dogs: Dip each hot dog into the cornmeal batter, making sure it’s well coated. You can also use a tall glass or container to help coat the hot dogs evenly.
- Fry the corn dogs: Carefully place the coated hot dogs into the hot oil one at a time. Fry them in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot, which can lower the oil temperature. Fry until they are golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the corn dogs from the oil and drain them on paper towels.
- Serve: Serve your corn dogs hot with your favorite condiments like ketchup, mustard, or even some cheese sauce.
- Enjoy: These corn dogs are best enjoyed immediately while they are still hot and crispy.
- Be cautious when working with hot oil, and make sure to follow safety precautions.
- You can experiment with different types of sausages or hot dogs for unique flavors.
- If you want a sweeter corn dog, you can add a bit more sugar to the batter.
- Leftover batter can be stored in the refrigerator for a day or two.
Now you can enjoy homemade corn dogs anytime you like!