Summer Indulgence: The Corn Dog

Niman Ranch corn dogs frying.

Niman Ranch corn dogs frying.

I’d never eaten a corn dog before about a week ago when Geoff made them for us.  Somehow the combination of hot dog and fried cornmeal ‘bun’ creates quite a taste sensation, and Madeline is always glad to eat anything that’s served on a stick.  We decided to make them again tonight — although last time we made them with Oscar Meyer hot dogs, and today we went upscale with Niman Ranch.


1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. Marie Callender’s cornbread mix
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar

Mix together all ingredients.

Heat a pot of of oil. Test the heat of the oil by dipping a drop of the batter into the oil.  If it browns slowly and evenly, it’s ready. Dip each hot dog in the batter and fry until brown.

2 thoughts on “Summer Indulgence: The Corn Dog

  1. you should go “upscale” and work with a good cornmeal (Kenyons) to make a proper cornmeal batter (Alton Brown has a good guide)/

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