Spicy Corn Dog Bites

Prep: 30 Minutes

Cook: 2-3 Minutes

Serves: 12 Mini Corn Dogs

Serve with your favorite hot dog dips and relishes.  A crispy corndog coating makes these fun and tasty for kids and adults.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package Niman Ranch Fearless Franks, cut in thirds
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 12 6-inch wooden sticks
  • Assorted condiments for dipping

Directions

  1. Insert a wooden stick into each piece of Freedom Franks. Pat franks thoroughly dry with a paper towel.
  2. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cayenne, onion and garlic powders. Beat the egg and the milk together and stir them into the dry ingredients.
  3. Heat the oil to 350°F (use a candy thermometer in the oil to monitor the temperature) in a pot deep enough to submerge the franks.
  4. Transfer the batter to a tall glass and dip franks into the batter to coat. Immediately submerge in oil, holding the stick with tongs out of the oil.
  5. Fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a low oven while the other are fried. Serve with your favorite condiments.