Monday, October 13, 2008

Homemade Corn Dogs

Not the best picture, but trust me, read on....
I found this on allrecipes.com. My kids love corndogs, but we were out of them in the freezer. I had heard they were very easy and they were! These were delicious! At least as good as the frozen (and cheaper)! They are simple to make as is, but if you want it even easier, omit the "batter" portion and mix a box of Jiffy corn bread mix as directed and it would be the same thing. One important note- they will brown too quickly if the oil is too hot- that is why mine look so dark, the oil was too hot- but they were still good! Just watch the oil temp.

Batter:
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup white sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk

Other Ingredients:
small amount of corn starch
1 Quart Vegi oil for frying
1-2 pkgs hotdogs (depending on how thick you put better on- I used about 1 1/2 packs
wooden skewers or popsicle sticks

Directions:
1-Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.
2-Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over meidum heat. Insert wooden skewers into hotdogs. Roll hotdogs first in cornstarch (helps hold on the batter) then roll in batter until well coated.
3- Fry 2-3 corndogs at a time for 8-10 min (I had the oil too high- it took, like, 2 minutes...) or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.

Enjoy!!!