Corn Dogs

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
8 corn dogs
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 gallon peanut oil
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (approximately 1 large) jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1/3 cup finely grated onion
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch, for dredging
  • 8 beef hot dogs
Directions

Special equipment: 8 sets chopsticks, not separated

Pour oil into a deep fryer or large heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cayenne pepper. In a separate bowl, combine the jalapeno, corn, onion, and buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients all at once, and stir only enough times to bring the batter together; there should be lumps. Set batter aside and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Scatter the cornstarch into a dry pie pan. Roll each hot dog in the cornstarch and tap well to remove any excess.

Transfer enough batter to almost fill a large drinking glass. Refill the glass as needed. Place each hot dog on chopsticks, and quickly dip in and out of the batter. Immediately and carefully place each hot dog into the oil, and cook until coating is golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. With tongs, remove to cooling rack, and allow to drain for 3 to 5 minutes.


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These are so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Never thought I'd like a corn dog but I'm a convert. I made the entire batter recipe but only made 4 dogs so had tons leftover. My husband suggested turning the leftover batter into waffles. Added a couple of eggs, about .25 C of oil, some maple syrup to the batter along with some leftover ham. Needed a bit more cornmeal for the right consistency. The waffles are terrific! I used a regular, not Belgium, waffle iron. Can think of many toppings including fried chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried to make this with my son. It was a total disaster. The batter did not stick to the hot dogs. It was a mess. Yuck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. However, we were able to fry up 10 hot dogs and 6 cheese-on-a-stick with just one batch of batter. And still had tons left-over! I think I can make cornbread pudding with the remaining batter... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am officially a corn dog convert thanks to this recipe! We used Chicago's Vienna Beef hot dogs (awesome. The batter was easy to make. When fried up, the dogs were fluffy, light, and crispy with LOTS of flavor. None of the doughy flavorless garbage you get at carnivals. Directions were easy & perfect. The only change we made was to set our cooking timer for 3-4 mins instead of the 4-5 minutes suggested based on our fryer. Also, I like my food spicy, so I think next time, I may try a little extra jalapeno and a bit of cayenne. Note: as we finished off the last of the dogs, we had bits of batter that had fallen into the fryer. I was straining these bits and putting them on the paper towel lined plate I had out. Some of our guests were eating these. Next thing I knew, I was being asked to take the leftover batter and fry it up. I complied - made some kind of spicy, VERY flavorful funnel cake-like things. Fabulous item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the best corn dog I have ever eaten! It was incredibly easy to make and came out perfect. I used Oscar Mayer bun length beef dogs and I did have a little bit of batter left but not a lot like others are saying. I did fry these at more of a 350 degrees than 375 but that was because I was impatient and I had no trouble with the batter staying on either, everything came out great! Thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so good and easy!! Can't wait to make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The initial version by the recipe was really thin, it fried to a thin mostly corn meal layer on the dogs. I went back and added another 1/2-3/4 cup of flour until it seemed like a fry batter consistency and it worked perfectly. It was actually quite similar to the ones I've gotten at fairs. I would definitely make it again with that simple modification. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The batter came loose and split while frying at 375 Degrees. Also too much sodium when eaten. Too much grease held in batter when done. I tried Rachael Rays Firecracker deviled corn dog recipe and found it to be much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe. I've made this several times, each time with great success. This makes a ton of batter. for 8 hot dogs, cut the recipe in half and you'll still have enough for hushpuppies. For the hush puppies, just add some more flour to thicken the batter a bit and use a ice cream scoop to portion it out. We also always cut the hot dogs in half to make smaller corndogs. As is,this recipe has a little kick, but for extra awesome we'll sometimes toss in a very finally chopped habanero pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ummmm so this was like really gross... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Things I learned -- cornstarch definitely helps the batter adhere, don't have your oil too hot, the batter recipe makes enough batter to batter a case of hot dogs, not just one package. The coating is light and crispy, not at all cakey like carnival corn dogs. That all said, I added a little flour at the end and dropped the batter by spoonfuls into hot oil and made hush puppies with the leftover batter. All in all, a good, fun recipe to try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The coating was a little thin, but I like it crispy. I read some other reviews and someone made hush puppies out of the batter so I followed suit. Man, oh, man!!! Best batter possible for that, definitely recommend item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I thought these were absolutely fantastic. Even my picky eater. To those who had trouble keeping the batter on.... did you let the batter sit for at least 10 minutes before dipping the hot dog in? This gives it a chance to thicken up some. And only use a very thin layer of corn starch. Too much and the batter will slide off. Good Eats to all !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for children and omitted the jalepenos and cayenne and it was a huge hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are just down right tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. It does not come out like a corn dog you would buy at the grocery store or a carnival, (it is not a thick, corn-meal coating but I think it's crispy and delicious. If you look at the pictures, you can tell it's not going to come out like that! You could definitely tweak the recipe and make it spicier. Another poster had a good idea to make the batter thicker. The batter is drippy and doesn't always want to stick, but I just kind of rub the dog around on its stick in a cup of batter, and well, it never seems to be a big issue for me. Too much corn starch definitely contributes to that problem, and a dry dog helps. I use mostly pork franks with skin and I've used kielbasa links. I've used the batter fresh and refrigerated overnight and used the next day. Definitely has a different consistency. I've made it probably a half-dozen times over the past few years. I love it. I'm going to make it with my nephews (11 & 8 tomorrow. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sorry to say this failed in my book. The batter did not stick like you would imagine a corn dog to be. And I watched the video and read the comment but it came off like a slight crust on a hot dog. I was better off frying the hot dogs because that is basically what i got. The college kid does not approve this one. :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this episode three times. Love ya A.B. & love your show, but this recipe was a disaster. Followed it to a tee. Batter was way to runny not to mention I had about enough for 25 hot dogs. This led to a thin coating that resulted in a greasy mess. Tasted more like a fried hot dog than a corn dog. Overall taste fell flat as well. I also used wooden skewers which were more than atequate to support the dogs. Felt like I wasted my time and $. I am sure there are simpler recipies out there with fewer ingredients that would taste better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We received a Food Network cookbook as a gift and my husband was so excited to try this recipe out... He was not disappointed! I am not sure what other people have done, but our batter was thick and using the corn starch really made the batter stick. We really enjoyed this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best way to get the batter to stick properly is to dry the HD well- no cornstarch needed! I like to cook my dogs before battering as the batter tends to be done fast in an industrial fryer. Lots of add ins to keep it interesting. Happy frying!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also had trouble with the batter not sticking well, even after a pretty thick layer of corn starch. I definately liked the taste though, and used the rest of it for corn fritters. I would do it again and make some adjustments next time. And I used single chop sticks (not double). item not reviewed by moderator and published
FTW (For the Win)!!! Easily the best corn dogs ever! Ok, so I have a 6 yr old that ate them Jalapenos and all (seeded of course)! Advice for those it didnt work for, dont use whole kernal corn and if you dont have butter milk, add a couple scoops of sour cream for texture and tang. Also, As soon as you pull the dog out of the batter, throw it into the oil, that way you dont give it time to come off. The batter is heavy and Corn starch alone wont hold it on. The Oil will adhere to the dog! I used beef franks! PERFECTION! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sorry some of you have had so much trouble with the batter! I have made this a number of times and it always turns out great! I omit the jalapeno and onion (unfortunately my husband forbids them, but they still have GREAT flavor and texture for the final product. Ours do not come out greasy, but we're careful to not put too many dogs in the pot at one time so that the oil temperature does not drop to low. We do have an electric deep fryer as a dummy aid so that we do not have to also worry about monitoring the temperature. I would just use wooden skewers instead of chopsticks. Good quality beef hot dogs are a must! We freeze the leftovers and they warm up great in the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Discusting. The batter wasn't thick enough and the hot dog became extremely greasy....Gross. I am very disappointed with Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredible? I disagree! The batter was runny, it didn’t stick to the hot dog, and the corn dog looked weird after frying. Alton, I'm disappointed since you are so technical! However, I did some online research of recipes and after testing many recipes, I came up with a solution to turn this recipe into something delicious... it's winter in Canada, I have lots of time on my hands. If you want to make this recipe incredible add 4 tsp baking powder, add an extra 1/2 flour and let the batter sit over night. Also omit the cornstarch step. If you follow this; the added baking powder puffs up the corn dog batter to make a nice even fluffy, crispy corn dog, yum. The added flour thickens up the dough so it stays on the hot dog when dipping... without having to use cornstarch... and leaving the batter overnight to rest softens up the corn meal to avoid the grainy texture. So maybe give this recipe a try and when you find out it fails, make my changes and presto, a 5 start dog, yum! Good luck! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this without the jalapeños and onions, but it was still incredible!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Alton, I love your show and alot of your recipes but this one did not work for me. I cook for a mens rehab center once a week and wanted to give them a fun nite of "fair food". Your recipe looked terrific. I did not try it before hand, mistake. The batter did not hold onto the dog and very, very little coverage if it did. Sounded great but alot of prep for 60 corn dogs and had to apologize for the meal. Maybe a review on this one would help! Still, love your show and all the info you give on it, one flub up out of all the other recipes isn't bad! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ours turned out great! I do not even like corn dogs and these were wonderful. The batter was not the typical cakiness....this had tecture and flavor. With the extra batter - we took fresh whole jalepanos and cut off the stem, scouped out the seeds, stuffed them with pepper jack cheese... put in a wooden skewer ...coated in the left over corn starch.... then dipped in the batter and coooked just like the corn dogs maybe a little less time. These went so well togehter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The corn dogs were very good, however the batter was very thin on the dogs and I wish that the heat of the jalape?o had a more dominant flavor in the batter other than the sweetness of the cream corn. I made some changes to the recipe that made my family love the corn dogs. I used smoked paprika, red pepper, black pepper instead of cayenne pepper and spicy sesame oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like others, I had problems. I didn't get runny batter, I got batter that was too thick. I double checked my measurements and don't know what was wrong. I had to add more buttermilk. So now I got it to the right consistency (like Alton had on his show) and I attempted to coat the dogs but the batter wouldn't stick to the dog! I thought maybe I didn't have enough cornstarch on them so I rolled a dog in more cornstarch. Nope, batter didn't stick. Dogs came out fried and greasy. BUT - I had so much batter left over, I decided to fry some dill pickles and it worked perfectly! I might use this batter recipe instead of my other one for fried pickles! Too bad about the dogs, though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Light and crispy and so flavorful! My family loved them!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband requested corn dogs for dinner. Homemade of course. Alton Brown is usually a sure hit for recipes; so I found this recipe, looked over the reviews and took what most had to say into consideration. First of all, I tweaked the recipe slightly because I didn't have some things. I added a little extra flour to the batter because it did seem a little runny. I put the burner on medium heat (regardless what the recipe said for oil temperature) and fried each corn dog for about 45 seconds on each side then threw them in a 350 degree oven to cook all the way through. I did not use 1 gallon of Peanut Oil, though I did use a pan not a deep fryer and just flipped them. I had no buttermilk so used regular milk instead, didn't have Jalapeno's either. I did add about 2 tablespoons of honey to the batter. YUMMY. These were absolutely AMAZING. Simplest darn recipe I've ever made! I didn't have chopsticks so I cut bamboo skewers in half. I also tried a hot dog without the corn starch, and the batter fell off the hot dog. So the corn starch is a must. I also used one of the reviewers recommendations to make hush puppies with the left over batter, and what a hit! I will absolutely make these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my very first time making corn dogs at home AND attempting to deep fry at home. This was surprising so easy and very impressive! I didn't have jalapeno, but the batter was still very flavorful and so fluffy and crisp. Everyone at the party was very impressed! And I took the advice of another reviewer and fried up the leftover batter to make little Hush Puppies, which our southerner guests loved. I used a small saucepan and just a litre of peanut oil, cutting the hot dogs in half and putting them on short wood skewers. An excellent way to indulge at home on special occasions - will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These dogs are the best. They have become a Super Bowl Tradition in our house. My son and I make them and watch the game with friends and family! The guests have even gotten to the point of making sure we are making them before making plans to come over to watch the game. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the batter i made wasnt too thin.. as a matter of fact after i was done making the corn dogs (i actually cut them into inch pieces and skewered them with large tooth picks... and i also used vegetarian 'hotdogs") i just fried little balls of batter.. and they were delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe exactly, and these turned out deliciously. Best corn dogs I've ever had. Also, I only made 5 dogs instead of 8, so I had a lot of extra batter. What to do with it all (besides throw it out)? I added enough dried bread crumbs to thicken the batter up, then spooned it into 375F oil and cooked for ~5 minutes. I don't know if they technically qualify as hush puppies, but they were excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. It's great when you first make them but theyalso reheat in the oven and turn out just as good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw some complaints, but the fact is, the people that had failures, messed up. So while I followed it well, the end result was not bad. What I did later, was to "kick it up" a wee tad, and I used a blender for a few to the "wet mixture" so as to losen up the creamed corn. Also while the Chop sticks Alton mentioned work OK, I highly suggest Slitting the set in two, and insert the entire sick (Narrow end first) clean through it! That way the wider end has good GRIP inside the dog. Now then.. what I did is just odd.. I used Hot Italian Sausges that I first nuked for a few, then had it after they cooled... and pulled the skin off. Dry and then coat LIGHTLY with the corn starch (or rice flour as I used a few times) and WOO HOO! Into my pot of oil they eventually went, and after KEEPING AN EYE ON IT, I relieved them from the angry oil after they were GOLDEN "ALTON" BROWN :) and then eaten alive ..with a seperate dippin' bowl filled with various mustards. Anybody that puts ketchup on a corn dog should be shot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe as listed but I couldn't manage to make this according to the directions. The stuff slid off the hot dog and floated in the oil. made a huge mess. This turned out to be greasy eats for me instead of good eats. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THis dish was great. I'm generally not a fan of hotdogs of corndogs but I thought I would give this a try. I didn't have to tweak the recipe at all. The first two were a little too crispy, but once the temp fell just a little the rest turned out perfect! I even had 2!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay, usually I love AB recipes becuase they are no fail. This was a big fail. husband made sure the oil was at the correct temp, and mixed exactly according to the recipe. The batter looked good, but they fried up DARK DARK DARK. When fried batters get that dark, there is no flavor left. Why bother adding chopped onion, jalapenos, creamed corn, or cayenne pepper? He even tried to half the cooking time, and the batter was still crispy dark brown. (Nasty) Couldn't taste anything other than overcooked breading. And the crust was super crispy and greasy. We've never had a AB recipe that called for frying go greasy. These were the first AB recipe I'm not giving a 4 or 5 stars. Don't waste your time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made 350+ corn dogs for a graduation party and it was great. The number of people who had NEVER had a corn dog azazes me, and everybody loved them. These are more of a gormet corn dog with not so thick of a batter, but the flavor is great. We left out the Jalepino until the end of the party, and if you like spicy add double the amount of the Jalapino for a real kick. If you are from the Midwest like us and had country fair corn dogs with thick batter these might not be for you but we will do it again soon. If the batter is not sticking to the dogs, spread the corn starch on a baking pan and roll the raw dogs in the corn starch with your hand with a little presure, and the batter will stick to the hot dogs just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These corndogs were great! My father-in-law, who has a faint and picky appitite actually pigged out on these. The only minor problem was that the batter wasn't as thick as I expected. But after adding 1/3 cup of flour to the origional recipe, the batter thickened up a little more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son saw this the other day, and we just made them. They were light and a ten in my book. I use powder butter milk which made it really easy. Give it a try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not bad, but coating was too thin and crispy, not thick and cakey like you get at the county fair. My kids love corn dogs, but unless I find a better recipe, it's back to store-bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know why there are so many complaints. The batter wasn't too thin, and it stuck to the hot dogs just fine. And, yes, it came out crispy, but that's how corn dogs should be. If you have to tweak it a little, it doesn't mean you should give it one star. Batter behaves differently in different climates and altitudes. A recipe is a just a guide, not a set-in-stone rule. You might have to try it a few times before it comes out right. Anyway, the batter is a good "multi-tasker" too. I like to make corn cakes with it. I just take out the cayenne and jalapeno, add 1/2 tsp sugar, and cook it like pancakes. Dee-licious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like most other commenters, I found the batter too thin and crispy, and the seasoning was lost once it got GBD. I also found it extremely salty. I'd probably try another recipe next time, or follow some of the suggestions of the previous commenters, like double dipping the doggies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I got in the kitchen together and made these. Since I read that many people were complaining the breading was a crust I decided to use self-rising corn meal, and we threw in some more jalepenos. They were great. We took the extra breading mixture and put it in mini muffin tins and baked them. They were extremely moist and flavorful. While it was more work than merely putting corn dogs in the oven- we really enjoyed making them and eating them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First off, I love AB! I've tried so many of his recipes and most are the best. This one fell short. All 4 adults in the household were disappointed. The batter was thick, but when fried it deflates and you get nothing but a crunchy shell on your hotdog. It definitely lacked flavor, both the normal cornbreadyness you expect, and anything to set it apart. The jalapeno and onion flavors are completely lost. My DH HATES onion, and still couldn't "find" the flavor. I had such high hopes with the buttermilk, jalapenos, and onion. They were also a pretty good dark brown in about a minute. Sorry AB!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had a little trouble getting batter to stay on hot dogs even with corn starch. Had to double dip with cooking inbetween deep frying. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy to make and any left over mix can be used for poppers.if your like us though and you have college age kids you may need to hide them til all are cooked and you have consumed all u want. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids were looking to make homemade corndogs and we were not disappointed! We left out the jalapenos to make it more kid-friendly, and I substituted paprika for cayenne. I recommend cutting the hot dogs in half for the kids. We all had a BLAST with this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
made them at home it was soo easey and better than the state fair corn dogs item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, I liked the recipe. But I cooked them in a 'fry baby' with about one quart of oil. Just do them about 3 at a time. I just don't deep fry that much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I are never going to eat any other kind of corn dogs again! We loved them tons! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I had a food hero Alton would be it! After watching the bobblehead and the barefoot woman all day I look forward to Alton's informative, creative shows. We watch as a family and are always entertained. The fridge fairy...lol... Anyway, this is one of his best recipes. As noted, the batter works great for all type foods. I tend to jazz it up a bit depending on what I have on hand, but the cornstarch is the big secret. This is the most delicate, crispy batter I have ever seen. Yeah Alton, you rock dude! item not reviewed by moderator and published
greatest recipe everrrrr!! With extra batter, try making hush puppies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
CORN DOGS WERE CRISPY AND DELICIOUS, OUR KIDS LOVE THEM1 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved them, little ones and adults alike! I used veggie dogs, and they were still great! I added a little more creamed corn than was called for b/c my batter looked a little too thick at first, but they were great! I didn't have any of the problems with batter sticking or bland flavors that other reviewers had. However, I omitted the jalape?o b/c there were kids eating it. Personally, I think it was kist fine without it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Batter suctioned off in the tall glass, couldn't get a coating. What was left failed to adhere (had the thinnest possible starch coating) and made a big mess in the oil. tried twice and no change in results other than a bunch of wasted ingredients. Used peanut oil and had a candy thermometer to insure oil temp was correct and i only tried one dog at a time. I gave up on the corn dogs. The mini man burgers worked great however and are a new favorite when I can find the small buns. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved, loved, loved this recipe. The family and I made a fun Sunday afternoon out of it. We didn't know what to expect with the jalapenos and all, but boy were we surprised. My husband agrees with Alton that these are the best corn dogs he'd ever had! There was so much batter and it is just so good that we started frying up everything in the fridge...cheese, vegetables, shrimp, chicken, anything we could find. We were stuffed and had a great time!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was really good Alton thanks so much, all my brothers loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
In all honesty, the corn dogs tasted good. But they weren't traditional corn dogs. The mix only made a thin coating on the dogs, so it gave them a crisp outer shell. But there was no corn flavor or traditional cornbread coating. So good, but definitely not better than a regular corn dog. Also, at 375 our corndogs became brown at only about 60 seconds, so the internal hot dogs ended up being lukewarm at best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We did these last night as we were frying a turkey. Figured if we were going to have the oil hot, we would try this too. They came out perfect, we all were delighted. We are planning on a big 'Corn Dog' party soon. We also used this batter, as there was easily more batter than we needed for 8 hot dogs, on some thick cut onion slices. They took about 3 minutes to cook and were fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Interesting mix, great flavor, and easy to make. I did have to add some more cornmeal and also dredged the dogs in flour instead of corn starch to help the patter stick. This recipe easily makes enough batter for more than 8 dogs. Dont hesitate to try it! youll like it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Alton for the recipe. I added a bit more cayanne to this. Also, to save oil, I used my asparagus pan, I get the depth to fry the whole corndog - although you can only do 2 at a time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi Alton I love this recipe and your show. We watch it every day and even my 9 year old daughter sets her alarm just to watch what your gonna come up with next. Your enthusiasm and the way you show and express the facts and history makes me want to know more about all foods I cook. I was starting to make your Corn Dogs for lunch one day and ooops I noticed that I had very little flour. I had maybe 2 tablespoons of flour left and stuck. Looking through the cupboards I realized that I had some "KRUSTEZ" PANCAKE MIX. So I replaced the flour with the pankcake mix and WOW WEE, It was AWSOME!!!!! The Corn Dogs came out light and fluffy without taking away from the flavor in any way. The first batch was just a little bit salty so on the next round I left out the salt and it made all the difference. I have made your corn dogs about 6 or 7 times before this and I love the recipe in the first place, but just try it once and you'll see!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This worked real well. I did omit the cayenne pepper and the jalapeno. What a great treat! We loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Seems to be some mixed reviews on this recipe. Mine turned out great. The batter was not too thin like several has said. I thought they were very good and my 4 yo daughter loved them too. Good job Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ahhhh, I remember it well, sitting back and watching my favorite cooking show, Good Eats, and Alton Brown was making Corn Dogs. Not ordinary corn dogs, but a whole division of corn dog that I never even knew existed. These babies had style and grace and spice. Well, I ran out and bought a deep fat fryer and all the ingredients. I thought it was super easy to make and they tasted great. I would give these three tips to anyone who cares to read them. 1: I found 4 to 5 minutes in fryer to be a bit too long. I recomend going by color rather than time, unitl you figure out how long it takes in your fryer. 2 to 3 minutes and mine were ready for consumption, and yes, I was using the same temp... hell I even had the same model fryer AB used in the show. I wonder in elevation and/or humidity play a factor. 2: You've got a lot more batter here that you need to make 8 corn dogs... I think we were able to make about 20, and we still had some left, which brings us to the next tip... 3: This batter is not just for corn dogs people. We cooked chicken strips in it. We cooked halibut it in. And after all that, we thickend up the remaining batter with a bit more flour and made sort of Hush Puppie. All delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't think making corn dog would be this easy, my entire family LOVE it. This is better than any corn dog you can buy at any county fair. Thanks Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really enjoyed these. The batter is incrediable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The corndogs were like PERFECT! The outside was crunchy and delicious and the inside was juicy and, well delicious. I would make this everyday for the rest of my life! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you think those corn dogs at the fair are yummy, these ones are way beyond your tastebuds! I have to admit that I personally have not made these myself, so I can't attest to the ease or difficulty of the recipe. But, my sister made them and I ate one...one? No, you can't eat just one, lemme tellya! That crusty wrapper is flavorful beyond compare. Make sure you use good quality beef hot dogs (our family always uses Hebrew National) or you will lose or transform the mouthwatering flavor into something less than disirable...you know...more like that fair corn dog. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Got me a deep fryer and followed the instructions. Alton makes it look so easy but I got it the first time. They were great! Alton is the best cook show host.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, However many have problems getting batter to stick to the hot dog, I am guessing that this may have to do with altitude, and found with in my experience to use a ratio of 2parts flour to 1 part cornmeal works better, you will also need to ad a little more baking powder as well, this gives a batter that will stick to the hotdog better, and give you the expected 5 star results that you want. Jimmi item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well if you are going to eat hot dogs, this is the way to do it! They were a bit tricky to get the batter to stick. I'd suggest reading reviews to get tips. But, once we got the hang of it - boy were they wonderful. A deep fryer would have also helped but we managed in a large dutch oven. My father, who's heart doc would not approve, drove to my house to down a few without my mom knowing since he loves corn dogs. I'll make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! I added about a half a cup more corn meal just to give it a thicker crust. My kids loved it as well and didn't even know about the tasty treasures inside the batter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe, very tasty result! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For Dispatcher appreciation night at work we held a Carnival, and decided that we would deep fry everything! Ok, so the Corndogs were a total success! They were sipy wonderful. Alton, Bravo! We then tried the Funnel Cakes....we need more practice! Anyway I have always declined Corndogs at any time, just no traste for them. unti lnow that is, we will be making these at home for the kids and all, they are worth every little bit of effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
disapointed item not reviewed by moderator and published
Manly yes, but girls love em too!!!! These are so good, you don't even need to go to the fair. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well worth the minor amount of trouble and mess! DO NOT omit the jalepeno!! Yum-o! ...sorry, wrong show... ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful, easy and very good eats.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipie. It's easy, fun and delicious. Be sure not to make the oil TOO hot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it seems that for the past 3 years i make these on the 4th of July.. and it's a great hit! everyone loves them.. i've tried them with out the peppers in it, but my wife (who hates anything spicy) likes the peppers in it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out to be a pretty decent corn dog recipe. The jalapenos add a bit of a kick, so don't add them if you're weak of heart. When the batter wouldn't coat completely, I would do an initial coat, then put in oil to just set it a bit, the coat again and they turned out just like the fair! For those of you who said the batter was too thin, maybe you used the wrong size creamed corn can. When I went to get the creamed corn, I automatically grabbed the "regular" size can, but this is a SMALL can of cream corn. The batter was not runny and once you let it set, the baking powder caused it to expand a bit and it was nice and thick. And while you have that oil going, just beer batter some onion rings and throw them in the oil while you're making the corn dogs and you've got a complete meal! Good job Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my wife when she was asking for corndogs. They turned out really well and the whole family loved them. I put it in my recipe box! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have liked and made corn dogs for a lot of years, and I never thouth about adding other flavors to the batter. I myself like to use jumbo all beef hot dogs. I also use smoked sausages links for a different taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just grrrreat for kids!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made like Alton suggested...but the corn part of the dog was just not as thick as I like. Tasted ok. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've done this recipe a few different times with various results. A lot rests on the hot dogs being used. Check the sodium. I think this recipe is meant more for lower-sodium hot dogs, which one wouldn't probably pick up normally. The amount of salt has to be reduced. The coating is thin. Smaller diameter hot dogs tend to work better, but I find double digging in general gives a better coat. Keep some flour on the side, and roll the hot dog around in it after the first dip. That should give a good coat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were perfect - the batter was enough for about 12, though. Also, I tried them with cajun sausages. Coupled with the jalapeno, they were spicy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 6 and 7 year olds loved these corn dogs. I added about a 1/2 cup more corn meal (because the batter seemed too thin to properly coat the dogs) and I left out the jalapeno (since my to youngest don't like a lot of spice).I left everything else the same and they came out great with little mess. Make sure your oil is at the right temp and they will cook quickly without too much grease left on the dogs. I also have plenty of batter left for round two tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One word - nasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
But Alton... much as we love you - this recipe stunk. The batter was good, don't get me wrong. The corn starch, tho? I even sifted it, but it was a much thicker coating than I had anticipated, even with much shaking. And 375 was way too hot - the batter turned golden brown long before 4 minutes passed. So the kids ended up with overcooked batter and undercooked dogs with a wierd taste sensation between the two. This one's not a keeper in out house. Sorry! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I didn't really care for this recipe. It lacked flavor and the batter definitley needed to be thicker. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Korn dogs sure looked yummy. The ingredients look very interesting. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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