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Fair-Favorite Corn Dogs

Bring the county fair home to your kitchen with these summer-ready corn dogs. A tip for dipping: Pour the batter in a tall Mason jar and dunk your dogs to create an even coating all around. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    10 corn dogs


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 10 hot dogs
  • 10 wooden skewers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk milk and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Let stand for 15 minutes. Insert skewers into hot dogs; dip into batter.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry corn dogs, a few at a time, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Don't forget to let the batter stand before coating the hot dogs. It thickens up a bit and clings better after 15 minutes.
  • Make sure the oil temperature returns to 375° between batches.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 corn dog: 352 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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    • nightskystar
      Aug 31, 2020

      Since fairs were all cancelled this year i made these favorites never thinking they would be as good as the ones you get at the fair. Everyone says they are!!! and the mason jar tip worked great!!!

    • Donna
      Aug 26, 2020

      Can you freeze these?

    • dschultz01
      Jul 13, 2020

      This was a great recipe for corn dogs, but I think that 375 degrees was a little too hot. They got dark very fast. I would recommend 350 degrees for around 4 mins.

    • pammy54
      Jan 28, 2019

      Haven't tried this yet, AdSense my granddaughter loves corn dogs oh, I will have to try it. My opinion is if you are going to eat a hot dog, eat a GOOD hot dog, like something all beef and natural. When she spends the night at my house we tried to think of something fun and unusual to cook. This will fit the bill. We'll update my review after we try it! Looks like a great recipe.