Saturday, November 26, 2011

Foodie Fanatics: Home made mini corn dogs

one on the left was the first attempt. 

I have to say there where OMG so good.... They are a little messy and time consuming but its so worth it in the long run. I don't think I can ever go back to store bought corn dogs again. This was by Paula Dean, I found it on her website..

 Vegetable oil, for frying
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 (16-ounce) package beef hot dogs, each cut crosswise into 3 pieces
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Special Equipment: 40 (6-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


In a large Dutch oven, pour the vegetable oil to a depth of 4 inches. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
Place the cornstarch in a small bowl. Place 1 hot dog piece on the end of each skewer. Dredge the hot dogs in cornstarch, gently tapping off the excess.
In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal mix, flour, and sugar. Add the buttermilk, whisking until smooth.
Holding the ends of the skewers, dip the hot dogs into the cornmeal batter to completely cover the hot dog. Holding the ends of the skewers, carefully place the battered hot dogs into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat procedure with remaining skewered hotdogs and cornmeal batter.
* I had to add more buttercream to the mix t o smooth it out. Putting the cornstarch and the hot dogs in a ziplock bag works great...

 Frying away.

 Cover in batter 

My mom frying 
Kids loved them :) 


makincakin said...

The recipe was awesome! I agree a little messy, but very good. I see your kids are not as picky as my kid! He took one bite.

kelly said...

My kids will eat almost anything. They used to be picky, but not so much anymore