You don't have to go the fair to get one of your favorite childhood foods. Make these mini corn dogs on sticks at home!
I have to admit it was always a toss up for me between corn dogs and funnel cake, but there's something about food on a stick that wins me over in the end. I made a mini-version of the classic right in my own kitchen. It was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be, and my kids went gaga for them.
These Corn Dog Pops
are adorable and delicious...and cost a fraction of what you’d pay at the fairgrounds.
Start off with some hot dogs cut in half. Have your kids help stick the wooden skewers in the hot dogs. I trimmed off the pointy end so that no one was gouged in the mouth.
The batter is made from some doctored up Bisquick mix. Add a little cornmeal sprinkled with some paprika, and ground mustard for flavor, and you have some authentic corn dog batter.
Just coat your hot dog in the batter and fry away. This batter happens to be perfect for onion rings too, so if you want to coat some sliced onions, go right ahead.
Drain them on some paper towels and you're done.
This is party food right here! Everyone grab a stick and start dipping away in some ketchup and mustard!
Corn dogs freeze beautifully, so make them ahead of time and stick them in your freezer for easy lunch or snack.Christy joined the Tablespoon team to share her recipes and inspire family food fun. Watch her Tablespoon member profile for great new recipes!
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