Sunday, June 24, 2012

Corn Dog Bites

It's summer and my kids are enjoying eating lunch with me every day. No more sack lunches for another month until school starts!

Corn dogs are not my lunch of choice but when I saw this recipe I just had to make them. I'm glad I did! Each bite is crispy and delicious. The dough has a surprising amount of sugar but I like it. Yes, this isn't the dish for dieters...but it's a fun summer dish when you want to splurge!

Corn Dog Bites

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

Preheat about 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees over medium heat.

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. In a pie plate or other shallow dish, add the remaining flour.

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.

Drop into the hot oil and fry until lightly golden brown. Fry in batches, being careful not to over crowd the pan. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and keep warm in a 200 degree oven until all of the hot dogs are fried. Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

*My Notes: These bites cook FAST! I had my daughter removing the bites from the oil as I dredged. By the time one was covered in batter the previous bite was already cooked! It was a regular assembly line with one in, one out.

Who Dished it first? The Cooking Bride

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