Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Homemade Corn Dogs

One of my guilty pleasures is
There is something about going back to  your childhood days.
yummy crunchy warm

1 1/2 C Yellow Cornmeal
1 1/4 C Flour
1/4 C Sugar
1 Tbs Baking Powder 
1/4 tsp Salt
1 egg, Beaten
1 1/2 C buttermilk or regular milk
1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
1 Tbs Honey
1(10 count) package Hot Dogs
10 wooden skewers of chopsticks 

1 1/2 - 2 quarts Vegetable Oil, for frying

In a medium pot, add the oil, heat to medium/medium-high 
Heat it to 350 degrees F
It takes a little while
(make sure it's hot enough, but not too hot, I found this out the hard way)

In a large bowl, mix together
cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Then mix in beaten egg, milk, oil, and honey.
(Should be a little thicker than pancake batter)

Remove hot dogs from package.
Wipe dry with paper towel so the batter sticks better.
Then insert one skewer into each hot dog.
(about 3/4 of the way through)

Pour some batter into a tall cup.
Holding the skewer dip hotdog into the batter covering it fully.
Slowly remove from the batter.
(I found a medium-slow pace was the best with a little jiggling while pulling it out)
Let a little excess batter drip back into the cup.

Place immediately into the oil and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Rotating it as it cooks so all sides brown evenly.
You want a deep golden brown.

Taylor helping out :)

Remove from oil and place on paper towels to soak up grease.
Repeat with all hot dogs.

And it's pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
My first two dogs were not the best, but after that it was good. :)
So Yummy.
I think it tasted better than store bought.

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