How to Make Corn Dogs on a Grill

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Introduction: How to Make Corn Dogs on a Grill

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Ingredients and Other Things:

  • 8 Hotdog Wieners/Beef Franks
  • 8 Wooden Skewers or Popsicle Sticks
  • 8 Sheets of Parchment Paper, cut into 6 inch by 8 inch pieces
  • Batter:
    • 1 cup Pancake Mix (Aunt Jemima Original Complete)
    • ¾ c Cornmeal
    • ¾ c Milk
    • ¼ c Vegetable Oil
    • 1 Egg (scrambled)
    • 2 tbsp Honey

I used a gas grill, set to the lowest heat setting, with the top open.

Step 1: Batter

Preheat your grill while you’re making the batter.

  1. In a mixing bowl or a large cup, combine cornmeal and pancake mix.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredient mixture and add the milk, vegetable oil, egg and honey.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Set aside.

Step 2: Skewer

Skewer each weenie down the center with some sort of wooden stick.

If you’re going to use bamboo skewers, I recommend cutting off the pointy end. I left the point on and the entire time they were being eaten I was afraid that someone was going to stab themselves in the mouth. Popsicle sticks are probably a better choice, especially if the corn dogs will be served to kids.

Step 3: Grill

Grill the weenies on sticks for 2-3 minutes. Remove them from the heat and let them sit for a minute.

Step 4: ​Dip & Wrap

  1. Submerge the weenie in the batter.
  2. Move it around until it is completely coated.
  3. Pull it out and let a little bit of the excess drip off.
  4. Place the coated weenie on a piece of parchment paper. Place it off to one side and not in the center.
  5. Fold the closest side of the parchment paper over the weenie. From there, roll the weenie until it’s completely wrapped in parchment paper.
  6. Twist the ends in opposite directions to seal. It was easier for me to twist both at the same time as opposed to twisting one end and then the other.

Step 5: Grill (again)

  1. Place the corn dogs down and let them cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Flip them over and let them cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Rotate the corn dogs so that they lay on one side and let them cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Flip to opposite side and cook for 2 minutes as well.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Let sit for 2 minutes.
  7. Unwrap and remove parchment paper.
  8. There might be some uncooked batter on the ends where the parchment paper was twisted. Place back on grill for 1-2 minutes or until batter is fully cooked.
  9. Enjoy!

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    29 Comments

    Really neat idea!

    But why are you grilling the hot dogs before dipping them? Just wondering.... They are precooked.

    I made them so long ago I can’t remember! I think it had
    something to do with the batter. There might have been a problem with the cold
    meat preventing the batter from cooking all the way through. Or, maybe the
    problem was that the inside meat was still cold when the batter was finished
    cooking.

    Наверняка очень вкусно, надо попробовать)))

    In case anyone was wondering what you'd said, he said, "Probably very tasty, it is necessary to try)))" :)

    I have made corn dogs but not on the grill, but these tips might be useful for the grilled corn dogs.. I use a tall mayonnaise jar for the batter so the whole wiener is covered at one time and not so much wasted batter a really tall olive jar would be even better. After heating the wieners I dry off the grease so the batter will stick better.

    Using a tall jar for the batter is genius!! Seriously, I doubt barely *anyone* would think of that! You should make a YouTube video of some of your ideas, or make an instructable. I would definitely watch it, and would share it! :) Thank you for sharing that!!

    These are some great tips! I didn't even think to remove any of that grease from the outside of the cooked wiener. I've also seen people use a light coat of corn starch to help the batter stick. Thank you.

    Genius! Will have to try.

    I am an Assistant Den Leader for the Cub Scouts. I e-mailed this Instructable to my friend, who is the the Den Leader for our den; and mentioned that we should do this with our scouts at some point. I think that they will enjoy it.

    That's exciting! Trying out new recipes/cooking methods can be fun.