• 3 cups Krusteaz Pancake Mix
  • 2 cups Yellow Corn Meal
  • 1 whole Egg, Slightly Beaten
  • 3 cups Water
  • 8 Hot Dogs
  • Chopsticks
  • Canola Oil, For Frying

I had something different planned for this week but the Wisconsin State Fair is currently going on and there has been a lot of chatter lately on social media about the foods you can find at the fair. Im a fan of the fair. I enjoy the food and the people watching. So I browsed through the state fair website, looking at all of the delicious options that can be found at the fair and discovered a whole lot of inspiration for my blog this week. Scrap the original idea, its State Fair Week on Food n Focus!

I picked a couple of staples that can be found at the fair along with a couple of more unique recipes to satisfy everyone. Starting today with a classic food on a stick. My mom is probably going nuts right now reading about me eating hot dogs but it was all in the name of research and development for the blog this week. The things I do for my readers! Corn dogs are pretty much a summer state fair staple. Theres nothing more satisfying than food on a stick, covered in a deliciously light batter and then deep fried. Im pretty sure that deep fried foods make up about 90% of the offerings at our state fair. And while you can go easy on yourself and buy these pre-made and frozen, I found that this recipe was quick and easy to prepare and tastes pretty amazing. Deep fried food on a stick. Life doesnt get any better than this.

Combine the pancake mix and the corn meal in a large bowl and use a whisk to stir the two ingredients together. Add in the egg and water and use the whisk to stir until the batter is no longer lumpy. If the batter is too runny, sprinkle in additional pancake mix and continue to stir until it thickens up and is smooth.

You can find wooden chop sticks in most grocery stores and I found that these work best for the corn dogs. They are pretty sturdy and will allow for a good handle. Place a chop stick into one end of the hot dog and insert the stick 3/4 of the way into the hot dog. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.

Heat your oil in a large pan to 325. Lay out a plate with paper towels to drain the corn dogs once they have finished cooking. Keep an eye on the oil using a thermometer so that you can avoid it getting too hot. Youll want these to cook slowly so that they will warm and cook thoroughly.

Slowly dip the hot dog into the batter and turn the stick multiple times so that it is well coated. Place the hot dog into the oil gently, fully submerging the hot dog and the stick. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the outside is golden brown and then remove from the oil and drain on the paper towel. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.

Serve the corn dogs with ketchup and mustard and enjoy your delicious food on a stick!

Classic Corn Dogs

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Author: April | Food n Focus
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Krusteaz Pancake Mix
  • 2 cups Yellow Corn Meal
  • 1 whole Egg, Slightly Beaten
  • 3 cups Water
  • 8 Hot Dogs
  • Chopsticks
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
Instructions
  1. Combine the pancake mix and the corn meal in a large bowl and use a whisk to stir the two ingredients together. Add in the egg and water and use the whisk to stir until the batter is no longer lumpy. If the batter is too runny, sprinkle in additional pancake mix and continue to stir until it thickens up and is smooth.
  2. Place a chop stick into one end of the hot dog and insert the stick 34 of the way into the hot dog. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.
  3. Heat your oil in a large pan to 325. Lay out a plate with paper towels to drain the corn dogs once they have finished cooking. Keep an eye on the oil using a thermometer so that you can avoid it getting too hot. Youll want these to cook slowly so that they will warm and cook thoroughly.
  4. Slowly dip the hot dog into the batter and turn the stick multiple times so that it is well coated. Place the hot dog into the oil gently, fully submerging the hot dog and the stick. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the outside is golden brown and then remove from the oil and drain on the paper towel. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.
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Classic Corn Dog | foodnfocus.com

Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman