Wednesday, August 21, 2013

At Home: Corn Dog Bites

Have you ever had days where you just want to eat like a kid?  Well Keith had that urge one night and I remember corn dogs were a treat you'd find at a carnival or fair.  A corn dog, for those that are not familiar, is a hot dog coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter and deep fried in oil, although some are baked.  Almost all corn dogs are served on a wooden stick.  Who doesn't like meat on a stick?  I thought a more fun approach would be to use my mini muffin tin and make Corn Dog Bites for my next experiment of What Micky Eats...At Home.

Corn Dog Bites (Makes 24)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ teasp baking soda
  • ¼ teasp salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 hot dogs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ketchup and/or mustard, for serving

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine egg, milk, and oil in a bowl, and whisk to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine.
- Whisk into wet ingredients until mixture is smooth.
- Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray, and spoon 1 Tbsp of batter into each cup.
- Place one hot dog piece into the middle of each cup.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes (oven temperatures vary), or until cornbread is golden brown.
- Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving with ketchup and/or mustard.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and re-heat for 20-30 seconds before serving.

These mini muffins are incredibly easy to make and are the perfect type of finger food for your kid's birthday party or for a football party like Super Bowl. They go so well on their own or even with some ketchup or mustard.  The sweet cornbread muffin is balanced by the salty hot dogs.  I actually used 2 beef franks for Keith and 2 turkey dogs for me.  To go along with this carnival-like treat, I made a simple green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and avocado chunks.


  1. I am so making these!!! Great idea, Micky!

    1. You can easily use a cornbread box mix too for an even quicker meal! Just follow the instructions on the box to make the mix and follow the rest of the instructions to add your hotdog, etc.


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