How to Make Corn Dogs on a Grill




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.

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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 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Really neat idea!

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

    1 reply

    Reply 1 year ago

    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


    3 years ago

    Наверняка очень вкусно, надо попробовать)))

    1 reply

    Reply 3 years ago

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


    3 years ago

    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.

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    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!!


    Reply 3 years ago

    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.


    3 years ago

    Genius! Will have to try.


    3 years ago

    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.

    1 reply

    Reply 3 years ago

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


    3 years ago

    When I was in H.S., my mom would make us corn dogs and watch Where The Action Is (yes, I'm that old) with us on a weekday for lunch. She made them with a cornmeal batter and popsicle sticks. But I will definitely have to try the grill trick. If I can get this to work right for me, my granddaughter will love this. Thanks.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Food memories are the best! It sounds like you had a great time with your mom. Hopefully you have a fun time making these with your granddaughter and create more good memories in the process.


    3 years ago

    would be less time consuming and cheaper to buy a box of corn dogs

    5 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    Maybe true, but where's the fun in that? ;) Oh and btw, use sausage-dogs, and wrap them in bacon instead of batter.


    Reply 3 years ago

    I wouldn't recommend putting them on the grill if you're using bacon to wrap them. Turkey "bacon" might work. Use real bacon and you could have a dangerous situation on your hands!


    Reply 3 years ago

    A bacon wrapped sausage dog sounds tasty. I just think there might be concern about using bacon because of the risk of starting a grease fire.


    Reply 3 years ago

    I've cooked bacon on the grill, no more fire than a steak. The grill is designed for that. The grease burns off in small quantities as it drips off, just like any meat. There is more danger in a frying pan, where the fat stays in the pan, and if it spills on the burner, that is where the danger is. I haven't tried bacon wrapped sausage dog on the grill, but I have done it in the oven.