Corn Dogs

October  8, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Makes 8
Author Notes

What's better than a hotdog? A hotdog on a stick that's been deep-fried in a cornmeal batter, that's what. Molly Yeh from my name is yeh is showing us how to make boring wieners into state fair stars. —molly yeh

What You'll Need
  • 3 quarts vegetable or canola oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 dash hot sauce, optional
  • 8 pre-cooked hot dogs or sausages
  1. Fill a deep pot with oil (enough to fully submerge your corn dogs), and heat it to 360° F.
  2. While the oil is heating, combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk in the egg, buttermilk, and hot sauce, if using.
  3. Stick chopsticks or wooden skewers into your wieners. Once the oil is heated, pour the batter into a tall glass or jar and dip the wieners into the batter, covering them fully. Fry them until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, and transfer to a paper towel.
  4. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

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molly yeh recently moved from brooklyn to a farm outside of grand forks, north dakota, where her husband is a fifth generation farmer. she writes the blog my name is yeh.

1 Review

Cheryl B. February 17, 2016
I've always wanted to try to making corn dogs at home and this recipe looks very straightforward and easy. Just wondering about the best way to dispose of the leftover oil. Any ideas?