Hi y'all! Today I'm going to share with you our recipes for pretzels and mini corn dogs. Once again I apologize about my lack of step by step pictures.. I have them for the pretzels, but not the mini corn dogs.. Sorry y'all. Your just gonna have to use that imagination of yours!
2 cups warm water
6 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil, for frying
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 (16-ounce) package beef hot dogs, each cut crosswise into 3 pieces
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Special Equipment: 40 (6-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
In a large Dutch oven* ,pour the vegetable oil to a depth of 4 inches. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
Place the cornstarch in a small bowl. Place 1 hot dog piece on the end of each skewer. Dredge the hot dogs in cornstarch, gently tapping off the excess.
In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal mix, flour, and sugar. Add the buttermilk, whisking until smooth.
Holding the ends of the skewers, dip the hot dogs into the cornmeal batter to completely cover the hot dog. Holding the ends of the skewers, carefully place the battered hot dogs into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat procedure with remaining skewered hot dogs and cornmeal batter.
Eat and enjoy!
* Chef's note: If you do not have a dutch oven, no worries! Just use a small saucepan filled about half way with oil (you want enough in there to cover the corn dogs..). That's how we did it!