How to Make Corn Dogs

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If you have never enjoyed a corn dog, then you may have no idea what a delicious treat you are missing out on. Traditionally, corn dogs are hot dogs served on a stick and covered in a corn meal batter. Instead of buying corn dogs from a carnival, you can make your own corn dogs at home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Package of hot dogs
  • 1 cup flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Shortening
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Package of Popsicle sticks
  • Vegetable oil for frying

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  1. 1

    Purchase the items that you need for your corn dogs. Pick up a package of hot dogs and Popsicle sticks. You'll also have to get the ingredients to make your batter: cornmeal, baking powder, flour, sugar, shortening, salt, eggs and milk.

  2. 2

    Heat vegetable oil in your deep fryer to 350 degrees. If you don't have a deep fryer, you can use a large frying pan with oil to cook the corn dogs.

  3. 3

    Prepare the corn dog batter. Sift together the flour, 2 tbs. of sugar, 1 tsp. of baking powder and a pinch of salt. Cut 2 tbs. of shortening into the cornmeal. Combine the beaten egg and the milk. Mix together all ingredients to create a thick batter.

  4. 4

    Place sticks into bottoms of hot dogs. Coat the entire hot dog in the prepared batter by rotating the hot dog in the batter bowl.

  5. 5

    Cook the corn dogs in the fryer for approximately 5 minutes. Place the cooked corn dogs on a plate with paper towels to drain off the excess vegetable oil.

Tips and warnings

  • Provide containers of ketchup and mustard for dipping the corn dogs.
  • You can purchase pre-made corn dogs from the freezer section of your grocery store. Microwave or bake these corn dogs for a quick and delicious treat.

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