Tested till perfect Beer-Battered Corn Dogs
Beer-Battered Corn Dogs
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Beer-Battered Corn Dogs

To serve this fairground treat as a fun appetizer, cut the hotdogs into four or six pieces and serve with ballpark mustard as a dip. You can find nitrate-free hotdogs in the organic section of the grocery store or at specialty food shops. You will need about 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick wooden skewers, cut in 6-inch (15 cm) lengths.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2012

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 12


  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1cupcornmeal
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspbaking powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchcayenne pepper
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbeerbeers
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbuttermilk
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying, to come 2 inches (5 cm) up side of pot
  • 6 6nitrate-free hotdoghotdogs, cut in half
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In large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt and cayenne pepper. Whisk together eggs, beer and buttermilk; whisk into dry ingredients. Set aside.

Pour enough oil into deep-fryer or Dutch oven to come 2 inches (5 cm) up side. Heat until deep-fryer thermometer registers 375ºF (190ºC).

Meanwhile, in bowl, toss hotdogs in remaining flour until coated. Insert thick wooden skewer two-thirds of the way into each for handle; tap off excess flour.

Pour batter into tall glass; dip hotdogs into batter to coat, adding 1 to 2 tbsp water if too thick. Gently add hotdogs to oil; deep-fry, in batches and turning halfway through, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on rack.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 228 pro 6g total fat 16g sat. fat 4g
carb 13g dietary fibre 1g sugar 1g chol 43mg
sodium 406mg potassium 43mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 5 vit A 1 folate 13
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