Growing up, I LOVED corn dogs, but then again, I think every kid loves corn dogs. Why do kids love these things so much?!
My family and I came to visit my parents for a few days. My kids love visiting with their grandparents and also love hanging out with their aunt and uncle who are still very young and live at home. I love visiting my parent’s house, because it still feels like home and the smell of my mom cooking floods back memories.
I have mentioned this before but somethings are just worth repeating. Growing up, and still to this day for my youngest siblings, my mom always had/has an after-school-snack ready for the kids when they walk in the door. It is something I plan to do for my kids when they reach that age. I would often look forward to getting home from school purely to see what my mom had made us that day. She would take requests and surprise us and they were always delicious and the perfect thing to walk into from a long day.
My ten year old brother is obsessed with corn dogs. He can’t get enough of them. He had put in a request for HOMEMADE corn dogs and my mom and I were excited to give them a try. We came across this recipe at AllRecipes and came to find that surprisingly, they are SUPER easy to make and leave smiles all over the kids faces, my two picky eaters included.
If you have a corn dog lover(s) in your family, give this recipe a go! You will become the “coolest” person in the world to your cute kiddos!
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ⅛ tsp. pepper
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1⅛ cups milk
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
- 2 (16 oz) packages beef hot dogs
- 16 wooden skewers
- In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, white sugar and baking powder.
- Add milk and egg to the bowl and whisk well.
- Heat oil in a large pot on stovetop until it reaches 350 degrees F.
- While oil is heating, insert wooden skewers into hot dogs.
- Dip/roll skewered hot dog into batter until completely covered.
- Cooking 2-3 corn dogs at a time, cook in oil until golden brown in color, about 3 minutes. Set on paper towels once cooked to drain off any excess oil.
(recipe from: AllRecipes)