Homemade Corn Dogs

GTU Recipes

Fair food is every kids dream dinner! Emily Gibson shared her recipe for homemade corn dogs that taste just like the ones from the fair.

Homemade Corn Dogs
Serves 10

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (regular milk works too)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 (10 count) package Hot Dogs
  • 10 wooden skewers or chopsticks
  • 2 Quarts Vegetable Oil, for frying


  1. In a medium or large pot, add the oil.
  2. Turn heat to medium and heat oil to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir together. Then add the beaten egg, buttermilk, oil and honey. Stir until combined. 
  5. Remove hot dogs from package.
  6. Wipe them all dry with a paper towel.
  7. Insert one skewer or wooden stick into each hot dog.
  8. Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass.
  9. Holding by the skewer, take one hot dog and dunk it into the batter, coating all of the hot dog.
  10. Slowly remove from batter and let a little excess batter drip back into the cup.
  11. Immediately place it into the hot oil, while still holding the stick.
  12. Turn as necessary to brown all sides.
  13. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until all sides are a deep golden brown.
  14. Remove from hot oil and place on paper towels to drain grease.
  15. Repeat with all hot dogs.

For more recipes from Emily visit Instagram: @emilinethegreat.

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