Corn Dog is a snack made of sausage and delicious batter.
A lot of you are probably curious about this snack. Since it is not too common in the Philippines. Maybe some of us only have an idea of seeing them eaten by actors in foreign shows.
Did you know that it gets sold by some snack shops in the country too? However, only a few of them do. That’s why this food isn’t much known by Filipinos. So that’s where this recipe comes in. It will help make Filipinos more familiar with the dish. Plus, another food that we can enjoy with our family and friends!
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Ingredients and substitute
Everyone loves hotdogs. And we will be using them as the main attraction of this corn dog recipe. But there are many other options as well. You may use other types of sausage such as cheese dog or frankfurter sausage.
The batter consists of different ingredients. We’ll be needing all-purpose flour, cornmeal, and baking powder for the dry ingredients. It will be hard to achieve the perfect corn dog batter without them. Then the egg and milk will make the batter stick to the hot dog. Additionally, they will make it crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
We’ll also add salt, black pepper, and sugar to make it more tasty and delectable.
I used vegetable oil to fry the corn dogs. I prefer healthier variations of cooking oil, but you can use anything available at home.
How to make
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients first. Put the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Mix using a whisk until well combined.
Add milk and egg to the mixture. Continue mixing using the whisk until the batter becomes smooth.
Transfer the batter into a drinking glass.
Skewer the hotdogs in the middle. Then dip each of them in the batter. Make sure they get completely covered. Use a spoon to help distribute the mixture evenly.
Get a deep frying pan and fill it with vegetable oil. Put into medium heat.
Once the oil gets to the right temperature, fry the corn dogs a few at a time. Fry them in medium heat until they become golden brown in color.
Place each fried corn dog on a cooling rack to get rid of excess oil.
Serve with a ketchup dip and enjoy while watching your favorite movie with your family or friends.
Make ahead and storage tips
You may be familiar with frozen corn dogs if you watch Korean vloggers on youtube. This shows how the snack can be made ahead.
The best way to have make-ahead is by frying them for a while before freezing them. Once the hot dogs are dipped in the batter, they must be slightly fried. This is to avoid them sticking to one another. Wrap them properly before putting them inside the freezer.
Simply defrost and fry again when about to be eaten. Just as simple as that. A snack you can enjoy any time, any day.
Corn Dog Recipe
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 5 pcs hotdog
- 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- In a bowl, whisk all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and sugar.
- Add milk and egg into the mixture, mix well until well combined.
- Transfer the batter into a tall glass. Put the hotdog into a skewer and dip each of them in the batter.
- In a pan over medium heat, add the cooking oil. Once the oil is hot enough, fry the corn dog until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain excess oil. Serve while it's hot!