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Homemade Corn Dogs

Delicious homemade corn dogs! They taste just like the ones from the fair. These are a family-favorite!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 10
Author Holly


  • 1 ½ cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk (whole milk works too)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 (10 count) package hot dogs
  • 10 wooden skewers or chopsticks
  • 1/2 cup corn starch (for coating hot dogs with)
  • 2 Quarts Vegetable Oil (for frying)


  • Add oil to a large pot. Turn heat to medium and heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together. Then add the beaten egg, buttermilk, oil and honey. Stir until combined. (Batter should be a little thicker than pancake batter)
  • Remove hot dogs from package. Wipe them all dry with a paper towel (this will help the batter stick to them better) Insert one skewer or wooden stick into each hot dog. Rub each hot dog lightly with a little cornstarch. (This will help hold the batter on to the hot dog while frying.)
  • Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass. Holding by the skewer, take one hot dog and dunk it into the batter, coating all of the hot dog. Slowly remove from batter and let a little excess batter drip back into the cup. Immediately place it into the hot oil, while still holding the stick. Turn as necessary to brown all sides. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until all sides are a deep golden brown. Remove from hot oil and place on paper towels to drain grease. Repeat with all hot dogs.