Corn Doggies – you can make corn dogs at home with our recipe.

While this recipe may no longer be practical this was one of my favorites as a child.  This one is obviously old, my mom used to make them like this before convenience food.

corn dogs

Homemade Corn Dogs

You can make corn dogs at home with our recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Corn Dogs
Servings: 6
Calories: 429kcal


  • 1 pound hot dogs
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 8-10 wooden skewers


  • Bring 3 cups of water to boiling in a large saucepan. Add hot dogs and bring back to boiling. Remove from heat; cover 20 minutes. Pour enough oil to a 2-inch depth in a skillet the and heat to 350 degrees. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium-size bowl and blend with a fork.
  •  Add shortening and cut in with a fork until the size of small peas. Combine milk and egg in a 1 cup measure. Stir into flour-cornmeal mixture. Pour mixture into a tall glass. Remove hot dogs from water and dry with paper towels. Insert a skewer into the hot dog, and be sure to leave about 1 inch for the handle. Dip hot dog into batter; let excess batter drip into the glass. Drop into hot fat fry 2 minutes, or until golden brown.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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