Try a classic fair treat from the comfort of your home.
A hot dog fried in a batter. What’s not to love? This recipe expands on the classic corn dog, adding in some sharp cheddar cheese and diced jalapeno into the mix. The result is a savory spicy explosion of flavor in every bite. And while they may not have turned out picture-perfect (I’m like 99-percent sure it’s because of the cheddar/jalapeno addition) they sure did taste delicious. So relive your childhood memories with this simple at-home corn dog recipe.
Frying, for me at least, is always a daunting affair. But the skewered hot dogs were actually the easiest thing I’ve fried to date. And pouring your batter into a tall glass definitely helps with getting a nice even coat all over your dog. It ends up being one of those fail-proof sorta recipes.
Time You Need
- ~10 minutes prep
- ~25-30 minutes cooking
- Yields: 8 corndogs
What You Need
- ~½ cup yellow Cornmeal
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- ½ cup of sharp cheddar, finely blended/processed
- Black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup of pickled jalapeno
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup milk (or buttermilk if desired)
- ~1 quart of oil for frying
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 skewers
- Ketchup and mustard for serving
What You Do
- In a food processor, blend jalapeno until they are super fine, almost a slurry.
- Then in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Then, whisk in the milk, egg, jalapeno, and cheese powder to form a batter.
- Next, pat dry the hot dogs with a paper towel to remove any moisture. Then skewer each hot dog with wooden skewers.
- In a large pot, add oil and bring to about 375 degrees.
- Pour the batter (about as much as you can) into a large glass.
- Dip hot dogs into the batter one at a time and coat evenly with batter. Repeat for the first 4 and fry in the pot of oil.
- Fry the corndogs for about 3-5 minutes until they achieve a golden crunchy brown, then place on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Repeat the batter and frying steps for the next four corndogs.
- Serve with ketchup, mustard, or even BBQ sauce!