Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Corn Dog Tots

It's been one of those days, I've been in the kitchen for hours and it's not even noon yet, but after these, I'm stepping away until dinnertime.

Corn Dog Tots

Time for this mamma to take a break.

Corn Dog Tots

If your kids love corn dogs or mini corn dogs as mine do, then you're going to want to fix these for them, PRONTO!

They are so good and again, maybe because they're homemade, they are so much tastier than store bought.

The recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs A Cozy Kitchen.

Corn Dog Tots

Corn Dog Tots

Vegetable Oil

2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, cornmeal

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 large egg

1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, buttermilk, shaken

1/4 cup corn starch

6 beef hot dogs, cut into 1-inch medallions

1. Prep: Grab a pair of tongs and line a baking sheet with paper towels. (For draining the corn dogs after frying.) Pour your oil in a cast iron skillet, dutch oven until it reaches about 3-inches up the sides of the pot or skillet. Heat oil until your thermometer reads 340 degrees F.

Note: I usually wing fried recipes and don't use my thermometer, but this is actually important. If the oil is too hot the corn dog batter will be gooey on the inside.

Corn Dog Tots
2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, yellow corn meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cayenne. In a measuring cup, measure out the buttermilk and crack the egg in; beat until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, all at once, and mix until combined. (Note: If you step away from the batter for a few minutes, it might thicken up on you; if so, simply add a teaspoon of buttermilk at a time until it becomes the right consistency.)

Corn Dog Tots

3. Pour the cornstarch into a small bowl. One by one, lightly coat each hot dog medallion with the corn starch. When the oil is hot, using a fork or skewer, dip the hot dogs in and out of the batter, allowing any excess batter to run off. Immediately place the corn dog tots into the hot oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

Corn Dog Tots

Transfer to the paper towel lined baking sheet to drain.

Corn Dog Tots

Place the baking sheet in a warm oven until you've cooked all of the tots.

Corn Dog Tots


  1. AnnaZed5:13 AM

    It looks like you have frying oil in a non-stick pan there. How does that work out? Are you able to get it hot enough? (looks like you did, but I've had a bad experience trying this, like a destroyed-my-pan type bad experience).

    My guys would wolf these though, no doubt about that.

  2. I do have it in a small non stick pan and have never had any issues with it I'm sorry you destroyed your pan, bummer.

    For this recipe just use a dutch oven like suggest or any other type of frying pan, I just go with what works for me and since I've never had issues :)

  3. Renee9:56 AM

    These look GREAT! We'll be enjoying them soon. Thanks for sharing.

  4. You're very welcome Renee :)

  5. I am so going to be making these as I can only find the Honey variety in my local stores anyway! Thanks.



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