Tuesday, August 28

Homemade Carnival Corn-dogs

Morning all! Tuesdays are always good days around here because the hustle and bustle of Monday is over and I can take a more relaxed approach to the rest of the week. 
Today I'm anxious to share a totally easy recipe that I've been meaning to try for ages! I've always loved sharing corn-dogs with Martin at the fair slathered in mustard and ketchup, and every time we have them we talk about how easy it would be to make them. Well, it is!
Essentially you're just mixing up the cornbread batter, doing a little assembly line dipping, plunking it in the oil to cook up, and voila! The best corn-dogs you will ever have. Homemade done right beats anywhere else hands down. Ask anyone:) But you'd better hurry, because Summer is slowly coming to its close right under our noses!
Like I said, I've been meaning to try making them for years and am so happy I finally took the plunge! It certainly made them taste even better with a slip-n-slide being used about 5 feet away, and kid screaming in delight. They're absolutely the prefect summer-day treat, not to mention they're easy peasy lemon squeezy. So what are you waiting for?! make them.
Homemade Carnival Corn-dogs
yield: about 8 dogs
- pack of 8 hot dogs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 pack jiffy cornbread mix 
(and needed ingredients)
- additional 1/4 cup milk
- approx. 6 cups oil for frying
- 4 wooden skewers

Step 1: Heat your skillet or fryer to 375F. Mix up your cornbread batter, adding the extra 1/4 cup milk, an set aside. Put your flour into a small bowl and set aside. Snap your skewers in half and push them half-way into the middle of each of your hotdogs. 
Step 2: Cover your first hot dog with flour (making sure all the moisture is gone), compleatly immerse it in your cornbread batter(making it as thick or thin as you want), and dip/lay it into your fryer till each side is a rich golden brown.  That's all there is to it!
Repeat with all of your remaining hot dogs, remembering to lay them on a paper towel when finished. Also keep in mind that if you have an electric skillet like yours truly, you will have two flat-ish sides to your corn-dog, insdead of the usual completely rounded. 
As usual I'd love to hear if you make them for a family get-together or party! 
be prepared for everyone to go on about how great they are, and you'll probably brush it off and say something like "oh they're really so easy, it was nothing!"
take care and have a lovely day!
xo, Emily


  1. Oh my goodness. These look amazing! Definitely happening ASAP, thanks for sharing Emily!


  2. These look so yummy!
    I have to confess it took me forever to figure out what corn dogs were... I'm in Canada and grew up calling them pogos!! I eventually figured it out! lol

  3. these look SO yummy! my hubby would love these :)
    Oh, My

  4. OMG this looks so tasty! I was hungry before but now I feel like a carney and want to head to the fair to grab one! Thanks for the recipe I am cataloging it now to add to the many I have so far!

    Enjoy your lunch!!

  5. Is it bad that the moment I read your title i said "Ummmm" I LOVE corndogs. It is my tradition at the local fair!! Going this weekend!


  6. Oh my! I grew up eating the BEST corn dogs ever at our county fair every summer. I totally have to make these. Right. Now. MMMMMM!!! THanks for sharing!!

  7. oh yummm!!! love corn dogs and these sound and look delicious!!

  8. Definitely going to try these!!! Yummmm!

  9. These look amazing! No joke. I just found your blog and I am loving it. You have a great lifestyle blog and that is why I am your newest follower!
    Almost Endearing

  10. Although I don't like corn dogs.. these look really good!

  11. I've never tried this, in Spain there's no where you can find them... I've only seen them on tv!! They have to be delicious :)