Why, yes, you can make corn dogs at home. The trick is getting your oil at the right temperature for frying. Typically, you want to deep fry between 350F and 375F. You need a deep enough pan to put several inches of vegetable oil in and still only be about 1/3 full. The oil level will rise as you place the dogs in, and you need to be assured it won’t boil over. I recommend a deep fryer or a large 5-6 quart Dutch oven. I use my cast iron Dutch oven and about a quart of vegetable oil.
First, insert bamboo skewers into the hot dogs. Or cut them in half and use toothpicks to make mini corn dogs. Then, mix the batter as below while the oil heats. It’s an easy batter you make by adding just a few things to the Kwik Bake baking mix.
Dip the dogs, coating them completely. It can be easier to get even coverage if you pour the batter into a tall cup.
Place the battered hot dogs in the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with mustard and pretend you’re at the state fair! Your kids will thank you.
- 1 - one pound package of wieners
- Bamboo skewers
- 1 cup Kwik Mix baking mix
- 1 cup corn meal
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon sugar or honey (optional) 1 tablespoon
- Milk ⅔ cup
- 2 eggs
- Oil for frying - about one quart
- Insert skewers into wieners.
- Heat oil in a very large pot for deep frying until it reaches 350F.
- Meanwhile, while oil heats, mix dry ingredients in medium sized bowl. Mix milk, eggs, and honey in small bowl. Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
- When oil is at temperature, coat the wieners and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.