There are certain foods that we may eat when we are enjoying time at a fair or another local event. Among those foods is the corndog and it seems to be a treat that we only enjoy when we are away from home. That is about to change, however, thanks to this fantastic recipe for mini corndogs. You can make them at home and they are just as delicious as what you would get at a booth.
Not only are these miniature corndogs easy to make and delicious, they are also a lot of fun to eat as well. Make a batch of these for your next party or just to serve before a family dinner. You will not believe the positive response you get.
1 quart vegetable oil, for frying
24 toothpicks or cocktail sticks
For the corn dogs
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 9 strips)
24 cocktail wieners
In a medium pot or deep fryer, preheat oil to 365 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, sugar, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, white pepper, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in buttermilk, egg, and honey and gently whisk until no lumps remain. Fold in bacon.
Skewer 1 cocktail wiener on each toothpick. Working in small batches, dip and roll wieners in batter until fully coated and then quickly and carefully drop them, toothpick and all, into the hot oil. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with your choice of condiments.