Homemade Corn Dogs

I am obsessed with corn dogs…I mean literally obsessed.  I live for the foot long corn dogs at the state fair!  I decided to attempt to make my own corn dogs.  I found a recipe that looked easy enough here.  Easy is a must for me!

Makes around 10 Corn Dogs

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or regular milk. (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 (10 count) package Hot Dogs
  • 10 wooden skewers or chopsticks( I had a little trouble finding these, but finally found them at Wal-Mart in the kitchen gadget type section)
  • 2 Quarts Vegetable Oil, for frying ( I didn’t really measure my oil, I just put enough in to cover the hot dogs)


  • In a medium or large pot, add the oil. Turn heat to medium and heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together. Then add the beaten egg, milk, oil and honey. Stir until combined. (Batter should be a little thicker than pancake batter)
  • Remove hot dogs from package. Wipe them all dry with a paper towel (this will help the batter stick to them better) Insert one skewer or wooden stick into each hot dog.
  • Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass. Holding by the skewer, take one hot dog and dunk it into the batter, coating all of the hot dog. Slowly remove from batter and let a little excess batter drip back into the cup. Immediately place it into the hot oil, while still holding the stick. Turn as necessary to brown all sides. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until all sides are a deep golden brown. Remove from hot oil and place on paper towels to drain grease. Repeat with all hot dogs.



The Finished Product!!!





  • These were a huge hit with my family….ok let’s be honest I ate most of them:)  I did find it helps to have an extra set of hands while doing this.  I dipped in the batter and then handed off to my husband who dipped it into the oil.  It worked well for us.  So yummy!!!!

Anyone have any great ideas of what to do with around 2 quarts of vegetable oil used for frying????  Seems like such a waste to just throw it away.

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