Mini Corn Dogs

Posted April 2, 2016 by Stephanie
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Are you into corn dogs? Corn batter dipped deep fried deliciousness is totally my jam. So much so that once, on a camping trip, I brought along a box of frozen corn dogs so Mike and I could roast them over the fire. They were actually really, really good, especially once I slathered them in hot mustard and ketchup.

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I had a ton of fun making these little guys, mostly because it was kind of therapeutic to poke the little sticks into the dogs, dip them in batter, and deep fry. Generally I don’t mind deep frying – the only thing that bothers me about it is the splatter. But in this case, there was zero spatter. There’s just something about corn batter that makes it ideal for deep-frying.

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I tried to get a little fancy with these guys by putting them into this gold accented bowl. I think it adds just a touch of class! But, the truth is that the little sticks I used to poke inside the hot dogs are from Starbucks; the very nice barista said I could help myself. So, I guess in the end, I’m just not that classy of a girl because a classy girl would totally buy the sticks for her corn dogs. Also, I would totally pass these around as hors d’oeuvres at a black tie event. They bite sized and on a stick – what more could you want when in a fancy dress?

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PS – I couldn’t resist making an animal style, a la In-N-Out Burger, corndog. Think: crispy deep-fried mini corn dog, cheese, grilled onions, and thousand island dressing. So bad, but so good.

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Mini Corn Dog Recipe via Food.com
makes 24 mini corn dogs

total time: 35 miniutes

  • 24 mini hot dogs/smokies
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups cornmeal
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • oil to deep fry (I like grapeseed)
  • hot mustard and ketchup to serve

Pat the hot dogs dry with a paper towel. Skewer – I took coffee stir sticks, cut them in half and poked them in. Set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder. In a deep liquid measuring cup, whisk the eggs with the milk. Add the egg-milk mix to the flour mix and blend well until lump free.

Preheat about 3 inches of oil until 350°F in a deep-sided, heavy bottomed pot. Individually dip the dogs in the batter and immediately place in the hot oil. Fry in batches until lightly golden, about 3-5 minutes, gently flipping if necessary. Enjoy hot with hot mustard and ketchup or both!


  1. Oh wow, that animal style corn dog – I need that in my life! Corn dogs are definitely my guilty pleasure, and these mini ones are just too cute.

  2. Alana says:

    I like your camping style!! Also, not gonna lie, that animal style mini corn dog action is pretty much my everything.

  3. Being from Iowa I adore corn dogs. These mini ones look so cute and so delicious!

  4. Ahhh I LOVE corn dogs. But most of my friends make fun of me for that so I’m a little ashamed. Thanks for standing up for us corn dog lovers!

  5. Tiffany Trinh says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Love corn dogs!!

  6. ADRIANNA says:

    omgggggg these looks so cute and so adorable and so good. i live for corn dogs but rarely have them :(

  7. These are SO awesome! LOVE! Enjoy Hawaii :)

  8. Ellen says:

    where did you get that bowl?? so pretty.

  9. su says:

    These would have been great for March madness finals, but I got to them too late. They’ll have to wait for the NBA championship. Great idea and they look great all thrown into a bowl like that.

  10. Jessie says:

    Yes please. I’ll take all of them. And I love the camping idea!! Can’t say I’ve ever thought of bringing a box of corn dogs before, but it’s gonna happen.

  11. I love your mini corn dogs! I’ve never made those before but it looks like a very cute and tasty appetizer!

  12. Rocío says:

    Those look sooo good! And I’m going to have to try them with the cheese, grilled onion and dressing… Yum!

  13. I really want to taste corn dogs but ive never got the chance but now I have a recipe so im defo making these tonight. So whos coming to my house tonight, im having corn dogs!! 25 dromara road , france
    see u laterrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

  14. Jules says:

    Omg…i love you. Make sure you visit little beach….soul sister

  15. klynnx3x says:

    Just made this tonight came out pretty good and very cute (even used starbucks stir sticks ive collected lol)

  16. Marta Lydia Foust says:

    white corn meal or yellow??

    1. Stephanie says:

      i used yellow!

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