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    Feast on Friday: Homemade Corn Dogs–Farewell to Summer and Country Fairs

    August 26, 2016
    Fall feasting

    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 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!

    Feast on Friday: Homemade Corn Dogs--Farewell to Summer and Country Fairs
    Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
    Cuisine: American as Iowa
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    Serves: 5-6
    I used bratwurst for an adult version and because that's what I had in the freezer!
    • 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.
    • Condiments
    1. Mix first 6 ingredients
    2. Add next 4 and stir gently
    3. Spread in a 9x13 sprayed pan
    4. Lay hot dogs evenly over mixture
    5. Add cheese if desired
    6. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

    If you didn’t keep the sticks from your deep-fried Snickers, you might try skewers. Maybe not.

    corn dogs

    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.

    corn dogs

    A definite hit. Repeat performance requested. I served with hot mustard and ketchup.

    corn dogs

    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.

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