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One of America’s favorite dishes certainly is the American Corn Dog. 

Whether you prefer it served hot or cold (doesn’t matter): there are millions of ways to make them and serve them.  We’ve tried a few and decided to share these two recipes with you as they are very easy to make.

Easy Corn Dog Recipe

Why is it called a Corn Dog?

Well, it is basically a hotdog coated with cornflour.  From there the name “corn+dog”. 

What exactly is a Corn Dog?

For those that haven’t had the pleasure of eating one yet:  A corn dog is a sausage on a stick that has been coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter and then deep-fried. It originated in the United States and is a huge favorite at any festive celebration.

Basic Corn Dog Recipe

Course: main, snack

Cuisine: American

Servings: 12

Time: 20 minutes



A fabulous quick family lunch idea: Lunch can be ready in 20 minutes

 (Both recipes are for about 12 sausages.  Use vegetable oil for frying.)

Recipe for Corn Dog without buttermilk
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste
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Recipe for Corn Dog with buttermilk
  • ¾ cup of cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs

Make sure the sausages are pat dry with a hand towel and then skewer with long wooden skewers.

Mix together all the ingredients.  Dip the sausages in the mixture and then directly to the hot frying pot/pan.

In a large pot/pan over medium heat – fry the corn dogs until golden. 

Remove from oil and place on paper towel.

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Tip:  Pour the batter into a tall glass or decanter – it is easier to dip the sausages that way.

What type of sausage to use for corn dogs?

You can use any type of sausages like bratwurst, wiener, smoked, or cheese sausage.


Corn dog serving suggestions
What goes good with corn dogs?

7 Serving suggestions

  1. The old-time favorite combination of ketchup and mustard
  2. Honey and Sesame seeds (our favorite)
  3. Home-made cheese sauce
  4. Mayonnaise and tomato ketchup
  5. Sour cream or cream cheese and caramelized onion
  6. Maple syrup
  7. Your favorite store-bought sauce