Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

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Servings: 40 corndogs
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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Vegetable oil, for frying
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 (16-ounce) package beef hot dogs, each cut crosswise into 3 pieces
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Special Equipment: 40 (6-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes





In a large Dutch oven, pour the vegetable oil to a depth of 4 inches. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F.

Place the cornstarch in a small bowl. Place 1 hot dog piece on the end of each skewer. Dredge the hot dogs in cornstarch, gently tapping off the excess.

In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal mix, flour, and sugar. Add the buttermilk, whisking until smooth.

Holding the ends of the skewers, dip the hot dogs into the cornmeal batter to completely cover the hot dog. Holding the ends of the skewers, carefully place the battered hot dogs into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat procedure with remaining skewered hotdogs and cornmeal batter.

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what the dish i am not immpreased smile............

By masuma on December 04, 2013


Love the recipes, but the only thing that's missing is serving size and most of all carbs per serving. My children are both type 1 diabetic, it would be great and very helpful if it was listed with the recipes.

By Troy on July 08, 2013


I see what I've been doing wrong---the cornstarch must be what makes the batter stick to the weenies. I will still be using my own batter because I don't buy self-rising cornmeal mix, and I think such a batter should have egg in it. But thanks for the info about the cornstarch!

By William Hill on May 30, 2013


These were so easy to make and taste great. We used them for a baby shower and they were a great finger food for the children.

By Tammy Barbee on April 01, 2012


these are fantastic! they are diet friendly,if you use oscar meyer 98�t free hot dogs,thank you for recipe

By pam cobb on March 18, 2012


This dish is FANTASTIC! We made these the day after it aired. We used "Hebrew National" hot dogs.... Kosher Korn Dogs?......lol

By Phil and Ilene on March 18, 2012


this is to shelba, if her show is boring you don't watch. you are the only one complaining about it. i love it when she has guest especially if the guest are her sons. so get over it shelba.

By cathy stidham on November 08, 2011


when the texas state fair come's around each year begin oct 1st i never ever eat a corny dogs but one day i was watching your cooking show and just love the way you and your son's cook together so i decide to try them dis time because of the love you guys show and i know food is good for the soul and i have two boys also and one of my son's name michael and he is the middle child and he love to eat as a little boy when ever his older brother brandon didnt want it we would say give it to mikie and they just love it so i made some the night we watch the cowboys game and we just wanted to say thank you .....................

By carol on September 27, 2011


I saw these on Paula's show the other day. I made these today for the Gator/Tennessee game. I used regular flour and regular cornmeal, and added baking powder and sale. They came out just great and were quickly devoured. I will make these again and again. We weren't able to attend our State Fair which was a few weeks ago, and I had been thinking of corn dogs ever since. These were the best corndogs that my husband and I have ever had.My husband is originally from the South, and I am a Southerner at heart, living here up north. I find I can never go wrong with any of Paula's recipes.

By Barbara Frechette on September 17, 2011


Dear Miss Paula, My grandson Braiden, who is 6 years old, comes over on Wednesdays. This is our special day to cook dinner together. Last week we made the mini corn dogs and it was the most fun we've ever had! I measured everything out and he did most all the rest....he coated the hot dogs with corn starch in a zip-loc bag and then mixed the batter. After putting the dogs on the sticks, he coated them in the batter. Not the neatest process, there was a lot of screaming and laughing with batter dripping all over the counter! Of course, my job was to put them in the hot oil. He was enchated watching them bob around and turn golden brown! The best part was the funny shapes the batter made...some looked like they had big noses, some had big ears and one had a whole funny face! It was the best supper ever! Next week we're going to make the Mini Cheeseburger Puffs!

By Karen Zeller on March 20, 2011


Paula, I love your show. But I really am bored with all the guest you have on. You do a much better show when you are buy yourself. It is making me lose interst in your shows, so please chill with all the guest shots and do it yourself. You are wonderful. I dont like all those others. Shelba

By Shelba Stebelton on February 23, 2011


I loved your grits pie. I added 1/2tsp. cinnamon and a little fresh nutmeg. Good golly was it scrumpsous. I would give it five stars. I love country cooking. Thanks paula, and God bless you and your's.

By Brenda Lackey on February 06, 2011

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