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Homemade Corn Dogs

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Corn dogs are the quintessential fair food and my husband adores them!  This is a quick and easy recipe to make homemade corn dogs.

Homemade Corn Dogs - Growing Up Gabel

I am not really much of a corn dog fan. One is usually more than enough for me. My husband, however, LOVES corn dogs.

I used craft sticks to scewer the hot dogs, but lollipop sticks would work, too. Just have be careful with the craft sticks so as not to bust open the hot dog when inserting them. I also ended up pouring the batter on to a plate to roll the hot dogs. This was easier than trying to roll the dogs around the mixing bowl.

Just us a small amount of oil when frying and make sure to fry at a low heat because there isn’t much oil in the pan. See that burned dog? That was the one I cooked on high heat. I turned the corn dogs when they were cooking just using the sticks.  Wait until the dough is set  on the side that is frying and then turn so that the hot dog doesn’t come out of the dough when turned. You could just flip them with a pancake turner.

This was a super quick and easy recipe. I promise it will be a big hit with the corn dog lover in your house!

Yield: 10

Homemade Corn Dogs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 10 hot dogs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • Oil for frying (I use grapeseed oil)
  • 10 Popsicle sticks


Carefully insert popsicle sticks in to hot dogs making sure not to break the hot dog. Set hot dogs aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt and baking powder.
Mix in honey, egg, milk and oil. Stir to combine.
Heat about 2-4 Tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over low to medium heat.
Pour some of the dough batter on to a large plate.
When oil is hot, roll the hot dogs, one at a time, on the batter to coat.
Put the hot dogs in the oil and fry, until side is set. Then turn the dog to fry all sides. The dogs will be more triangular than round.

Adapted from Heavenly Homemakers.

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  • Katherines Corner
    January 6, 2013

    homemade and delish! Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

  • Miz Helen
    January 5, 2013

    Hi Camille,
    I just love Corn Dogs and can’t wait to give these a try, they look delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Erin
    January 4, 2013

    Wow, these look fantastic! My kiddos favorite food too 😉

  • Ericka
    January 4, 2013

    This is a great idea, and I bet it would be a fun recipe to make with kids! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  • Jeni
    January 4, 2013

    I love corn dogs!! Well-veggie corn dogs that is!

  • Jenny
    January 2, 2013

    I love corndogs!! Not something I admit to many people. 😉 Thanks so much for this recipe and the tips!