Bring the Fair to Your Backyard with Homemade Corn Dogs

Summer is nearly here, and one of our favorite things about summer is the fare. We also like fairs. Combine those two things and you get fair fare. (We love fair fare nearly as much as we love horribly silly, food-related wordplay.) You've seen a frozen corn dog before, but have you ever made your own?

Joanne Ozug, food and travel writer and recipe developer of Fifteen Spatulas, has a homemade corn dog recipe that's as simple as it is delicious. Bring the fair to your backyard with her homemade corn dogs!

Homemade Corn Dogs

Joanne Ozug, Fifteen Spatulas


  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 1.5 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp sugars

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 hot dogs

  • all purpose flour, for rolling

  • vegetable or peanut oil, for frying


1. Mix your cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, and a little nutmeg

Corn Dogs From Scratch
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2. Whisk the dry ingredients until evenly distributed.

Corn Dogs from Scratch Recipe
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3. Add buttermilk and eggs, leaving some lumps as you mix the ingredients together.

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4. Take wooden sticks and skewer the hot dogs. Roll the hot dogs in flour, shaking off any excess.

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5. Pour batter into a tall glass. Dip the flour-coated hot dogs into the batter, covering the entire surface.

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6. Fry the floured, battered corn dogs in oil of your choice at 350 degrees for 3 minutes.

How to Make Homemade Corn Dogs. It's really easy!
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Call us crazy, but we think these hot dogs would go perfectly with some Sweet Tea Moonshine. Luckily, we've got the perfect recipe for that as well.

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