Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, game-day appetizer or even a quick dinner!

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

Living in Hollywood, there are a lot of grocery stores to choose from. But my go-to grocery store has always been VONS/Safeway. They have a convenient parking lot, which is always a bonus in a metropolitan city, as well as a clean, organized store for the easiest shopping experience.

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

I also love the sales they have from time to time, which immediately made me hoard all the packages of Hebrew National® Beef Franks that could fit in my shopping cart. And when you have too much hot dogs to go around, well, corn dogs are always a must.

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

Now I was definitely a bit skeptical at the complicated mess involved in the making of a corn dog but boy, was I wrong. This is honestly one of the easiest things to make!

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

All you need is a simple homemade cornbread batter and hot dogs on a stick. That’s it! Throw them in a hot pot of oil for 1-2 minutes and they’ll magically puff up into the perfect, most fluffy corn dog.

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

I immediately had 12 of these as soon as they hit the plate, leaving me to skip dinner. But hey, every bite was so worth it. Even Butters seemed to think so as he patiently stood by my side the entire time I was making this.

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

We accidentally left the corn dogs on the floor and he managed to get his paws on at least 5 of them!

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs - The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

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Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

The easiest corn dogs you will ever make! Perfect as an after-school snack, appetizer or a quick dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) package Hebrew National® Beef Franks, halved
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or skillet over medium high heat.
  • Thread beef franks onto lollipop sticks; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper, to taste. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  • Working in batches, dredge beef franks in the batter until completely covered.
  • Add corn dogs to the skillet, 4 or 5 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Chef in Training

http://damndelicious.net/2014/08/11/easy-homemade-mini-corn-dogs/

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Safeway. All opinions expressed are my own.