These mini honey corn dogs are so delicious! My family loves corn dogs and whenever we go to the state fair that is always a must have. So having this quick and easy recipe is like gold in our house. Sure you can buy the frozen ones but to me they just are not the same. I like to use the real beef hot dogs, even though they cost a bit more they are truly the heart of the corn dog. Those chicken or turkey dogs just are not the same to me. You may think making your own is difficult but it really is easy.
This is truly one of my guilty pleasures that I just absolutely crave at times until I get my fix. I wish I could eat them more often….but you know how the saying goes “A moment on your lips, a lifetime on your hips” sigh…
I also prefer to cut the dogs in half which makes me feel like I am getting a two for one deal. Plus they are just easier to handle while frying. I use the little wooden popsicle sticks, primarily because they are cheap and you can get them in bulk. Once I mix my batter up I pour it in my Pyrex measuring cup, so the corn dogs stand upright and the batter doesn’t get all over the sticks.
- 1 (12-oz.) package beef hot dogs
- ½ cup yellow cornmeal
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Popsicle sticks
- Cut the hot dogs in half insert the popsicle sticks into the hot dog. Make sure the hot dogs are dry .
- In a bowl mix the dry ingredients together. Then in another small bowl whisk together the egg, milk and honey. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and mix until combined.
- You will need about 3-5 inches of oil and Add pour it in a large cast iron pot, or a deep fat fryer will work too. Use a deep fry thermometer to get the temp to 350
- While the oil is heating up pour your batter into a large pyrex measuring cup (this just makes it easier to dip the dogs into) Dip each hot dog into the batter then gently put them into the hot oil. Fry them for about 3-4 minutes turning gently about halfway through. Transfer them to a paper towel lined sheet. Serve with your favorite condiments.
- When dipping the hot dogs in the corn batter I found it easiest when I poured the batter in my Pyrex measuring cup