Homemade Corn Dogs

Diane Hopson Smith


One of my favorite foods at a state fair is corn dogs.

Today I decided make my own since this will probably be the only way I will ever have another homemade corn dog. We haven't been to a state fair in so long I can't remember the last one I went to. And probably won't be going to another any time soon if at all.

I've added a little heat to mine, just because I like a little heat. If you don't then don't add the jalapeno or the cayenne. They will still be good!

Both kids and adults will enjoy. These were super easy and turned out just right.

Hope you enjoy!

★★★★★ 1 vote
makes 5 corn dogs
5 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry


3/4 c
yellow cornmeal
3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
3/4 c
2 large
1 medium
jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional)
beef franks
cornstarch or all-purpose flour for rolling
vegetable oil for frying


1In one bowl combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and cayenne.
2In another bowl whisk together the eggs and buttermilk; add minced jalapeno (if desired).
3Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; stir until moistened. Pour mixture into a tall glass; set aside.
4Pour oil in deep fryer and heat to 350 degrees.
5Skewer the franks and dust with cornstarch or flour; shake off any excess.
6Dip franks into batter coating completely and fry for about 3 minutes or until nicely browned. Don't crowd the fryer, only do 2 or 3 at a time.
7Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, which would be ketchup and mustard for me.


About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fab Fair Food!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #carnival, #Fair