Friday, December 11, 2009

Corn Dogs

Corn Dogs or POGOs, as us Canadians like to call them, was some of my favorite food, growing up. My Mom use to buy some POGO mix, in a box, and I remember fighting with the rest of the family over who would get the last one. Well, they've stopped making the mix, so I've been searching everywhere for a homemade corn dog batter. I found a recipe a few years back and tried it. It was good, but not as good as I remembered. It must have been the hot dogs, since I made them a few nights ago, and they were awesome! (Nobody believes me that food tastes differently in the U.S. than it does in Canada...). These are super simple to make. The batter is pretty thick, which ensures a nice coating on the hot dog. The kids loved them, as did Hubby. It's a shame they are deep fried, since I could eat these once a week, LOL.



8-10 Hot dogs
1 cup Cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1 t Chili powder
1 t salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup Oil
Oil for frying

Impale the hot dogs on skewers, popsicle sticks or trimmed twigs. Dry the dogs well and set aside. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Beat milk, eggs and oil in another bowl. Stir milk mixture into dry ingredients just until the batter comes together. Heat about 1" of oil in a skillet till just shimmering, about 360°. Pour batter into a tall glass. Dip the dog in the batter to cover. Fry dog in hot oil on both sides till browned (about 2-3 minutes). Remove to paper towels. Continue as above with the rest of the dogs till all done.

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