We bid farewell to summer and country fairs today with a crowd pleaser: Homemade Corn Dogs. Not the healthiest fare but what fair cares about health. At least it’s not deep-fried Snickers on a stick.
My new friend, Jennifer Moye over at amamasjoy.com said her boys’ favorite recipe is corn dogs. I didn’t know there was a recipe for corn dogs other than: get a fair ticket and buy a corn dog. But Debbie saved the day with this fun and easy fair throwback: Homemade Corn Dogs. You can feel like you’re at the fair all year-long.
Jennifer was kind enough to interview me over at her site yesterday–thanks, Jennifer. Wish I could send a batch to your family!
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- ½ t. baking soda
- ½ t. salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk or soured milk
- ½ cup butter, melted
- Hot dogs, 1 pkg.
- Mix first 6 ingredients
- Add next 4 and stir gently
- Spread in a 9x13 sprayed pan
- Lay hot dogs evenly over mixture
- Add cheese if desired
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
If you didn’t keep the sticks from your deep-fried Snickers, you might try skewers. Maybe not.
As a token to health, I used a third of a cup of melted butter instead of the called-for half cup. The natives were restless–I didn’t get a pic before they dug in.
A definite hit. Repeat performance requested. I served with hot mustard and ketchup.
My second nod to health–something green.
We topped it off with a family trip to the movies: Ben-Hur with Morgan Freeman. Chariot riding and corn dogs–a fair combination. Happy Fall, everyone!
PS For more kid-fare plus more than 60 other recipes and some hospitality inspiration, check out: Come to My Table: God’s Hospitality and Yours.