Appetizers / Snacks
State Fair Corn Dogs
There's nothing like fair food, and these fair corn dogs have all the deep-fried bliss that you remember, but with all the comfort of your air-conditioned kitchen. We went ahead and added relish and mustard to the batter, so you don't need to worry about dipping these dogs.
If you're not a fan of relish, skip it, but add a few extra tablespoons of buttermilk to the batter in its place.
Heat oil in a 7–8-qt. pot over medium-high to 375°.
Combine buttermilk, eggs, relish, mustard, and Tabasco in a bowl.
Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Stir buttermilk mixture into cornmeal mixture to combine; let stand 3 minutes. (The mixture will be thick.) Whisk mixture until smooth again; transfer to a tall measuring cup.
Halve hot dogs crosswise. Insert popsicle sticks into cut ends of hot dogs. Dip dogs into batter, coating entirely. Fry dogs in batches of four until golden, 5–7 minutes; drain on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet.
A tall measuring cup allows you to easily coat each hot dog in batter. It's the perfect vessel for dunking.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 716mg 29%
Carbs 16g 5%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.