Mini Corn Dog .. the best!

by Maryam on August 25, 2010

I’ve noticed something very interesting in the past couple of weeks; everybody talks about food! And I mean everybody, women, men, teenagers and even kids! Okay I can understand it when people who adore food talk about new recipes and what is the plan or today’s Iftar “breakfast”. However, know I’m seeing people who never talked about food, opening food network and searching for recipes! People who are not interested in home cooking and recipes at all. In fact, the food subject became number one these days everywhere ..

It is interesting, specially when you observe this phenomena closer and closer. I’m seeing people with different interests and from different backgrounds discuss the same topics food, recipes, and what to eat today!

The first time I was interduced to corn dogs was three years ago! I tasted it once in my first visit to California, and after two years I ate it again for the second time in Housten; that’s all. I’d never know what is the name of the covered hot dog am eating! That’s why I couldn’t search for it’s recipe nor doing it back home.

Mini Corn Dog

One day my sister told me that she tasted something called corn dogs and it was delicious! I asked her how it looked like? and she told me hot dog covered with cornmeal dough.

adapted from allrecipies.com, yield to 72 corn dogs.

Corn Dog ingredients

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour, more to cover beef frankfuters

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 cup white sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 quart vegetable oil for frying

72 mini beef frankfurters

72 toothpicks

Making the corn dog

1. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.

2. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert toothpicks into frankfurters. Roll them in flour first. Then roll frankfurters in ice cold batter until well coated.

3. Fry 5 or 6 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes, maybe less depends on how hot the oil is. Drain on paper towels.

4. serve immediately.

enjoy with love,

Maryam