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Homemade Corn Dogs

I love corndogs! The best ones of course are from the Fair, and as you know I’m not a big fan of processed, frozen food, so when I want a corndog I make them! This is a really good recipe, and is as close to the Fair corndogs without actually being there.

Ingredients:
* 1 cup yellow cornmeal
* 1 cup flour
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/8 tsp. pepper
* 1/4 cup granulated sugar
* 4 tsp. baking powder
* 1 egg
* 1 1/8 cups milk
* 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
* 2 ( 16-ounce packages) nitrate free beef hot dogs
* wooden skewers

Directions:
Start by adding your oil to a large frying pan with tall sides. Heat the oil on medium and give it time to reach the 350F. temperature. I recently had an experience making these, where I tried to rush the oil. It ended up getting too hot and just burning the corndogs, and not letting the batter cook inside. So, take your time and let the oil heat slowly.
In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar, and baking powder.
Add the milk and the egg to the bowl; whisk well. Insert the skewers into the hotdogs and dust them with a bit of flour. This helps the batter stick to the hotdog better.
Pour the batter into a tall glass and dunk your hotdog in. I’ve found this is the most effective way to batter them.
Once your oil reaches 350F. remove your battered dog from the glass and gently place it in the oil. Fry corndogs until golden brown, about 3 minutes, flipping over halfway, so it’s nice and done on both sides. Drain excess oil on paper towels and enjoy!

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