Homemade Corndogs are super fun to make and easy to boot. It’s like having yummy carnival food in the comfort of your own home.
Is there a kid out there that doesn’t like a good corn dog? They are a fan favorite at local fairs, restaurants, and the occasional .50 Sonic corndog event. But this corndog recipe isn’t just for kids, our whole family loves them!
Homemade Corndog Recipe
These corndogs are crispy on the outside and cooked to perfection on the inside. You will be so surprised how easy it is to make homemade corndogs. First, make a simple batter consisting of cornmeal and flour and then simply fry them up. Your family and friends will think you are the best.
Kids love helping in the kitchen when it comes to making corndogs. Mixing up the batter, skewering the hot dogs, and dipping them is the perfect job for them. Of course, an adult should be doing the frying of the corndogs for safety purposes.
What is the best size of hot dog for making corndogs?
I like to buy the regular sized hotdogs-no extra long for this recipe. Choose your favorite brand of hot dog and go for it.
What should I use for the corndog stick?
You can use popsicle sticks, candy apple sticks, or craft sticks for corndogs. I’ve seen them at Walmart, Target, and Hobby Lobby.
Why is the batter not sticking to the hotdog?
If you are struggling to get the batter to stick to the hot dog, try drying off the hot dog with a paper towel before dipping into the batter. That should work.
Can I freeze this homemade corndog recipe?
Yes! If you made a large batch, let the corndogs cool completely and then store in an airtight container. Makes a great snack for another day. Just reheat them in the oven or air fryer.
More of my favorite fried recipes:
- Fluffy Glazed Donuts Recipe
- Easy Authentic Beignets
- Beth’s Famous Glazed Yeast Donuts
- Navajo Taco Recipe
- Easy Egg Rolls
- Fried Wonton Recipe
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My favorite corndog recipe with a simple cornmeal batter and is perfectly crispy but fluffy and just a little sweet! You’ll love them!
- 1 package hotdogs (I like Hebrew National)
- 10–14 popsicle sticks or sucker sticks
- 2 quarts of oil for frying (such as vegetable, corn, or canola oil)
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- Remove the hotdog from the package and cut them in half.
- Poke a popsicle stick or sucker stick into the cut end of each hotdog (and push it at least half way into the hot dog) and place them on a paper towel lined, rimmed baking sheet.
- Add your oil to a large Dutch oven or high walled cast iron skillet and place it over medium-high heat to start heating your oil. If you have a paddle thermometer, you can clip it to the side to see the temperature (I recommend using a thermometer for best results).
- In a medium mixing bowl add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Add the eggs and milk and stir to combine well.
- Place part of the cornmeal batter in a tall drinking cup.
- When your oil has reached 350 degrees to 375 degrees F., grab the corndog by the stick and dip it into the cup of batter. Remove it from the batter and place it in the hot oil. Repeat with a few more hotdogs so that you have 4-6 in your pan, depending on the size (don’t crowd the pan or add too many).
- Let the corndogs cook for 4-6 minute or until they are a deep golden brown. Use a spider strainer or a wire skimmer to remove the corndogs from the oil and place them on a paper towel lined baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining hotdogs until they are all cooked, adjusting your burner temperature as needed to help maintain a steady oil temperature.
- Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauces.
- I like using a half of a hotdog for corndogs, they are an easier size to work with, are a good size for my kids to eat, and I just prefer it. You can use a whole hot dog if you like.
- Sometimes I drizzle the hot corndogs with a little honey and it’s so good.
- Category: main dish
- Method: fry
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: how to make corndogs, corndog recipe, homemade corndogs, easy corndog recipe
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Homemade Corndogs are a quick and easy lunch, dinner, or party snack to make for your family. The crowds will cheer because they taste so good!