one bowl easy mini corn & cheese dogs


trader joes cornbread mix (you could try another brand, but I don't know if it will deep fry)

1/2 - 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (use as much or as little as you like)

couple dashes of pepper

mini hot dogs (about 10-15)

vegetable oil for deep frying

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, coat the hot dogs in batter and fry in the oil.

They fry up pretty fast so keep an eye on them, and make sure to turn them over once during frying.

Let cool and drain on brown paper or wire racks with sheet on bottom.

They really don't need to be salted when they come out of the fryer.

Use whatever dipping sauces you like; I loved using corn relish.

One box made about 12-15 mini corn dogs.

Of course you could try baking these if you're uneasy about deep frying.

Since I have not done this, I would use a brownie pan or bigger.

Place the cornbread mix in greased pan, then place hot dogs (large or small) on top of batter.

Then bake at 350 for?? 15-30 minutes (or whatever the directions on the box said??)