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Homemade Corn Dog Bites will disappear fast when you make them for watching the big game or an after school snack! They’re an easy appetizer recipe that everyone loves!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hebrew National. The opinions and text are all mine.
We’re heading straight into the fall and that means we’re getting ready for two of my favorite seasons, football and back to school! I love my kids but getting my life back on a schedule for this work at home mom is amazing!!! We’ve really taken advantage of the summer and done a lot of traveling and exploring but I’m ready to be back home and settled. Then, once the kids get back into school my husband and I get to watch football again! I love football. I’ve told you all that before. I lived in Dallas for a couple of years growing up so needless to say, I was inducted into football fandom. There’s just so much to love about football. Once you understand the rules it’s a lot of fun to watch, friends get together to watch and the food you guys! THE FOOD!!! It’s like a comfort food extravaganza! There’s meat and dip and cheese!!!
Lately, when we’ve taken the kids to go out to eat, every time they see corn dogs on the menu they’re ordering them! Even when we go out for Mexican! I decided it would be fun to make a homemade version. I’ve never made corn dogs from scratch so I thought it would be fun. This way I know what is going into them, too. I decided to use Hebrew National Hot Dogs for a couple reasons. First, my kids don’t like the flavor of other hot dogs. If I was going to make Homemade Corn Dog Bites I was going to make sure that they would eat them! Second, if I’m making them from scratch because I want to know what’s in them I want to use a hot dog that has ingredients I can pronounce! Hebrew National is Kosher and is made with 100% premium cuts of beef so I’m totally comfortable serving them up to my kids!
These were pretty easy to make. I was at my mom’s house when I made them so I didn’t have my fryer. I used a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil and it went OK. Just make sure to keep an eye on the temperature and you’ll be fine! I only fried about 10 at a time so I didn’t drop the oil temperature too much. They tasted so amazing!!! I love that they were just little bites to pop in your mouth! When my kids get home from school they’re usually STARVING!!! At least that’s what they tell me. 🙂 I like that I get them to pop some protein into their mouths to keep them ready to play and then out of my kitchen til dinner!
They make a great game day food too! You can set out a bowl with little bowls of ketchup and mustard to dip into! All the adults kept walking by and popping “just one more” into their mouths! They were so great! The cornbread topping was only slightly sweet and tasted amazing with the Hebrew National Hot Dogs. I love the sweet and savory combo! When the game gets going you want to be able to get excited and go nuts without throwing food all around your room! These Homemade Corn Dog Bites are amazing! Trust me you won’t be able to stop eating them once you try them!
- in a medium mixing bowl combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar, and baking powder
- in a large bowl combine egg and milk
- dump the flour mixture into the milk mixture
- stir until combined but don't over mix and set aside for 10 minutes
- heat vegetable oil in a pan with high sides
- cut the hot dogs into 1 inch pieces
- pour corn starch into zip top bag and add the hot dog pieces and shake to coat
- line a baking sheet with paper towels
- shake off excess corn starch on 10 hot dog pieces and place into the batter, stir to cover
- once oil is heated to 375 degrees F add first 10 pieces into the pan and cook until golden brown
- remove and place on paper towel lined baking sheet to drain
- repeat with remaining hot dog pieces.
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