These homemade Corn Dogs are fast and easy to make at home, and they taste better than the ones at the ballgame or the State Fair!
With Major League Baseball season officially kicked off, I say we celebrate with ballpark food for the big game. Who’s ready to rock a ponytail, wear a team baseball cap and head-out to the Ball Game with me? First stop, the concession stand to get a game-day Corn Dog!
I don’t know about you, but there is something about a baseball game that has me heading straight to the concession stand for a piping hot Corn Dog. Same song, second verse, the same goes when I’m at the State Fair. 🙂 Notice a pattern? Truth = certain events call for Corn Dogs.
The good news is, with this recipe, you don’t have to wait for a major sporting event or the State Fair to enjoy one. Not only can you make your own at home, homemade will taste much better, too!
But, before I share this easy make-at-home recipe, I have a question for you:
What’s your go-to food when you go to the game?
It’s clear that mine is definitely a Corn Dog, and it must be slathered in yellow mustard. I just love the tangy bite that mustard brings when sinking my teeth into a crispy Corn Dog with a soft center.
To whip up a perfectly golden batch of Corn Dogs to munch on, while watching the game at home, couldn’t be easier. In less than 15 to 20 minutes, you can mix the batter, dip and coat the Corn Dogs and gently drop them into hot oil until golden brown. With just a few turns to cook all sides, they’ll turn a nice golden brown. Then, remove them using tongs, and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Then, they’re ready to serve.
What you will also love about this recipe is, it makes a fast and easy weeknight meal.
Here are a few helpful tips:
- After removing hot dogs from the packaging, dry them with paper towels to remove any moisture; this will help the batter adhere to the hot dog.
- The consistency of your batter should be relatively thick, but pourable. Once you’ve achieved the right consistency, pour the batter into a tall glass, like a Collins glass. This method makes the Corn Dogs really easy to dip and get an even coating on all sides.
- Use 6-inch skewers, which is enough skewer to insert 3-inches into the hot dog and leave 3-inches for the handle.
Yield: 6 corn dogs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 Eggland's Best egg
- 1 cup milk, +more if needed
- 1 quart canola oil
- 6 (6-inch) wooden skewers
- 1 (16-ounce) package smoked beef hot dogs
- In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, white sugar, baking powder, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper until thoroughly blended. Add the egg and milk, and stir until combined. Pour the batter into a tall glass until 1.5-inches from the rim of the glass.
- Heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium heat until hot. Insert skewers 3-inches into the center of the hot dog, leaving 3-inches exposed for the handle. Dip the corn dog into tall glass until thoroughly coated on all sides. Gently place 2 to 3 corn dogs into hot oil, and turn using tongs, until golden brown on all sides. Remove corn dogs from oil, place on paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining hot dogs. Serve.
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk, if needed, to keep batter thick, but pourable.
Here are a few more game day and State Fair recipes you might enjoy:
- Funnel Cakes by The Baker Mama
- Low Carb Pretzel Dogs by Low Carb Maven
- Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Churros by Inspiration Kitchen
- Pizza Pinwheels by Recipe Girl