Amazing Corn Dogs

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In this instructable, I will show you how to make corn dogs. This easy homemade corn dog recipe is amazing, they taste much better then those boxes of frozen corn dogs you find at the supermarket, and their taste rivals the corn dogs you would find at the Fair or at Theme Parks. They are super yummy and really easy to make if I can make them you can make them, let's get Frying!

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Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

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  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour (155g)
  • 1 tsp. of salt (5g)
  • 3/4 cup of cornmeal (120g)
  • 1/4 cup of white granulated sugar (50g)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder (4g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk (whole milk, 2%, 1%, etc.) (180mL, 96g)
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • oil (canola, vegetable, peanut) for frying


Step 2: Whisk Dry Ingredients

First lets get a large stew pot on the burner and add enough oil to fill it about half way. Then turn the heat onto medium to medium high and let the oil start to heat up, we need it to be 350 degrees F. (176C). Now let's whisk together our dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cornmeal).

Step 3: Milk and Eggs

Now let's finish off our batter by adding our milk and our eggs, then stirring with a spoon until the batter is nice and smooth. It will be fairly thick, which is what we want.

Step 4: Pour, Stick, Dip

Now let's pour our batter into a tall glass, leave about an inch of room at the top of the glass, otherwise it will over flow when we add in out hotdog. Now take a skewer and stick it through your hotdog, until the tip goes to the end. Then dip it into the glass with the batter, you may need to circle it around a bit to get the top coated, then pull it out, it is ready to be fried up.

***Depending on the size of your pot, you may not want to use bun length hot dogs. I always use the normal length ones when I do corn dogs.

Step 5: Check, Drop, Fry

Now we check out oil with a candy thermometer, make sure we have 350 F (176C). Drop in the dog, and let it fry for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown, you can fry up to 4 at a time depending on the pot you are using. You may also want to turn them with some tongs half way through to insure it cooks evenly all around. Once done, place it on a paper towel lined plate, and finish the rest of them. Server them up with some ketchup and mustard! Enjoy!

Step 6: Video Tutorial

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    12 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Matt, I posted an abbreviated version of this instructable on my cooking blog: I credited you and included a link to the original post. Great instructable, great recipe...easy and tasty!

    3 replies

    1 year ago

    You could send me a dozen or two, so I can make a really good assessment of their quality to post on the comment section here. Yea that's the ticket...

    1 reply

    1 year ago

    Is one kind of oil preferable over the others? What would you recommend?

    1 reply

    I usually just use canola oil. But you can use vegetable oil too, or peanut oil. Peanut oil is more expensive. Also you can save the oil afterwards and reuse it several times, especially if you are only making 8 to 10 corndogs at a time with the oil. If cost isn't an issue, you can use coconut oil too which is a healthier alternative. :)


    1 year ago

    i bet this would be really good with some nice cheddar beer brats in place of the hot dogs ... :D

    1 reply