Homemade Corndogs

You will need:

  • 1 cup yellow corn meal (any brand)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbls baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, (I used 1% milk and it worked fine)
  • 1 Tbls Vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbls Honey
  • 1 8 count package of hot dots or no more than 10
  • 8 or 10 wooden skewers
  • 2 Quarts of vegetable oil for frying (I used peanut oil – worked great)


  1. In a large pot, add your oil for frying. Turn heat to medium and heat to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix it all together.
  3. In a smaller bowl combine the beaten egg, milk, vegetable oil, and honey. Mix it all together then add to the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir all ingredients together. They will have a little thicker consistency than cornbread or pancakes. If it is not thick enough, add a little more flour until it is. (This was my problem)
  5. Pour the batter into a tall glass or cup that will be deep enough to have the batter cover the entire hot dog.
  6. Pat dry each hot dog and stick a wooden skewer in each one.
  7. Dip the hot dog into the batter. Pull it out letting some of the excess fall off back into the cup. Place batter dipped hotdog into the hot oil frying it about 2-3 minutes. Holding the stick and turning it to make sure all sides get evenly cooked. Repeat this for all hotdogs.
  8. Remove and place on a paper towel covered plate to absorb the excess oil.