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    Corn Dogs.

    Anyone ever try making their own ? I been planning on getting the family together outside as soon as it cools off and making corn dogs and tator tots. I have bought skewer sticks and of course hotdogs and oil for the frier. The coating though is where I'm not sure. I bought a couple packages of hush puppy mix and was going to use that but I'm not sure if it will work properly.

    Ever deep fry your mets and brats ? They are really good. Just drop them babies right down in the hot oil and cook'm till they're done. Talk about a heart attack food.

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    I think James makes a mean corn dog
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    Not my recipe, but looks simple enough.

    Corndogs



    1 cup milk


    2 medium eggs

    1/4 cup oil

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 1/3 cups corn meal

    2/3 cup flour

    1 to 1-1/2 pounds hot dogs

    flour for dusting (about 1/2 cup)

    Hot Fat for Deep Frying

    Popscicle sticks

    In a large bowl combine the milk, eggs, oil, sugar and salt. Mix it very well. Sprinkle in the baking powder, corn meal and flour. Stir it all up to make a slightly thick batter.

    Take your hot dogs and dry them off on paper towels. Dust the hot dogs with flour, coating them completely. The cornmeal batter won't stick to the hot dogs unless they are coated in flour. The batter just slides right off of the wieners naturally slick outsides. Shove popscicle sticks into the flour coated hot dogs. Set the hot dogs aside.

    While all of this is going on, it's a good idea to get your hot fat to heating up. You want the temperature to be about 375. Allow the fat to preheat so it is almost smoking by the time you are ready to add the corn dogs.

    Now, to coat the floured hot dogs with batter you have two choices. You can swirl the hot dogs in the bowl of batter until they are coated, and then drop them into the hot fat. If this is a little difficult I know of an easier way. Scoop some of your corn meal batter into a narrow jar or cup which is as tall as your hot dogs are long. Fill the jar or cup about 3/4 of the way full. Dip your hot dog into the batter while you hold onto the stick. Swirl the hot dog to coat it evenly. Be careful or the batter will overflow. Raise the wiener above the cup and let any excess batter drip off. Quickly place the battered dog into the hot fat. The fat will bubble up and cook the outside of the batter, making the corndogs the exact same shape as the ones you buy at the store.

    Only fry a few corn dogs at a time. If the corn dogs crowd each other they don't fry very well. I only fry 2 or 3 at a time. Turn the corn dogs when the bottom side is well browned. Use tongs to remove the cooked corn dogs from the fat. Allow them to drain on paper towels. Repeat the process, coating and frying a few at a time, until all of the corn dogs are cooked. Refill the narrow jar or cup with batter from your bowl as necessary. Continue until all the hot dogs are coated or until you no longer have enough batter to coat the hot dogs efficiently.

    If you don't want to waste any unused batter, it can be dropped by small spoonfuls into the hot fat, and fried until brown. Serve these along side the corn dogs.

    If desired, you can make small corn dogs by cutting hot dogs into thirds, or quarters. Poke a toothpick up into the end of the hot dogs. Coat and fry them as described above. These are nice for fancy days, and for kids parties. Provide plenty of ketchup and mustard for dipping.

    This recipe makes about 12 to 14 corn dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Anyone ever try making their own ? I been planning on getting the family together outside as soon as it cools off and making corn dogs and tator tots. I have bought skewer sticks and of course hotdogs and oil for the frier. The coating though is where I'm not sure. I bought a couple packages of hush puppy mix and was going to use that but I'm not sure if it will work properly.

    Jeeeeezus Matt, fix yer dam oven already. Next thing your gonna try to cook your thanksgiving dinner in the yard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotts View Post
    Jeeeeezus Matt, fix yer dam oven already. Next thing your gonna try to cook your thanksgiving dinner in the yard!
    You got it. I made french fries in a baking pan on the grill not long ago. I need a new element.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    You got it. I made french fries in a baking pan on the grill not long ago. I need a new element.
    Are you having a hard time finding it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    You got it. I made french fries in a baking pan on the grill not long ago. I need a new element.
    I know a guy with an extra......
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon3475 View Post
    Are you having a hard time finding it?
    I diagnosed it 1st. Now it has to wait a few days for me to get around to writing the model number down. We've got a pretty good appliance parts house here in town but if they don't have it I will post here. Do you think you can get my cheap ass a better price ?

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