Sunday, 29 November 2009

Funky Corn Dogs

This is a recipe I've cobbled together from various sources, and mucked about with until perfect. It's not really one for the health buffs (which made researching the recipe bloody hard to find, there's too many healthy foody blogs out there) but it does produce fantastic results.

1 cup milk
2 medium eggs
1/4 cup oil
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cup Corn Meal/Polenta
2/3 cup flour
One of those tall glass jars of hotdogs, keep the jar, because you'll need that too.
1/2 cup flour for dusting
wooden kebab skewers/lolly sticks
Deep fat fryer

Pre-heat the deep fat fryer to as hot as it goes.
In a large bowl mix togther the milk, eggs, oil, sugar and salt.
Sprinkle in the baking powder, cornmeal and flour, stir it all up to make a slightly thick batter.
Dry the hot dogs with a paper towel, then dust them completely with flour. (the hot dogs need to be 100% dry and coated in flour or the batter won't stick) Shove the skewers up the hot dogs, in such a way as to make any men in the room wince.
Pour the batter mixture into the empty hot dog jar, filling it about 3/4 of the way full. Dip the hot dogs in the mixture and swirl around until coverered.
Quickly put the battered dogs in the fryer (only do a maximum of 3 at a time, although I tend to do only 1 at a time) and cook until nicely brown. Then leave to drain on paper towels.

If you want a sexy party snack, you can chop the hot dogs into halves or quarters.

1 comment:

  1. Thought that little patch on the top right looked a bit empty - guess what you've now got a follower. Should I contact the RSPCA? blog promoting battered dogs - but perfect for Christmas prep