Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Corn Dog Bites

From: Here

  • 1 cup flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 hot dogs, cut into thirds
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying
  1. Preheat about 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees over medium heat.
  2. Combine 2/3 cup of flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and onion powder in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the milk.
  3. In a pie plate or other shallow dish, add the remaining flour.
  4. Dredge each hot dog piece in the flour and then dip it into the cornmeal batter. Shake off any excess batter, but be sure that the hot dog is fully covered in batter.
  5. Drop into the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Fry in batches, being careful not to over crowd the pan.
  7. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and keep warm in a 200 degree oven until all of the hot dogs are fried.
  8. Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

THUMBS UP! Oh praise be! Years ago when I could afford to buy the high-priced corn dog nuggets I ate them all. the. time. Before I had kids. Since we've started pinching pennies I've quit buying things like that. Although I just priced some and they really only cost about $0.75 per corn dog, I would imagine these are much cheaper than that. They were SO easy to make and they tasted so good! Definitely will be making these again in the future for a quick lunch or dinner!  Also, I used turkey dogs and they tasted perfectly fine.

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