Friday, May 10, 2013

Corn Dogs


It's May..you know what that means? Barbeque Season!
For those of you who haven't been to Qatar, May here is like living in a giant oven. It gets better. June till August is like having the broiler on. Yeah, I'll give you a minute to let that sink in.
This year however, the weather has been all sorts of cray-cray. We had thunderstorms, and rain- lots of rain, hell we even got hail. Hail! In may..in Qatar!
Enough about the weather. Typically, summer means barbeque season, and barbeque season means yummy, Tummylicious food.
This is my first try at corn dogs-remember I promised to embark on journey of culinary discovery? Well if I keep making recipes I've done before, I'd be breaking that promise. And you, my dear reader, deserve better. So I made this in literally 15 minutes flat. I was skeptical to be honest thats why I haven't taken that many photographs.
But these little rascals turned out de-lish, really. I've never eaten corn dogs before. But these taste like hot dogs in a bun, without the bun.
With the extra batter I made corn puppies, they were awesome too. Just be sure to lower the temperature to make sure they cook inside as well as outside.

Ingredients:

Makes about 8-10 corn dogs and about 10 corn puppies

1 packet sausages beef or chicken ( I used cocktail sausages)
1 cup corn flour or corn meal
1 cup flour
1 cup milk + 1/4 extra
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Method:

Preheat oven at lowest temperature, line a rimmed baking tray with kitchen paper towels.
Heat oil in a deep pot for frying.
Combine the flour, corn flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. Mix till combined.
Make a well in the center and add the milk, honey and egg. Mix till combined.
Pat dry the sausages with a kitchen paper towel. Dunk the sausages into the batter and coat well. One by one remove the sausages with a fork and throw directly into the hot oil.
You may fry several at a time, if you pot has the capacity.
When browned from all sides, remove from the pot and transfer onto the prepared tray in the oven. This way your corn dogs remain warm until the others are done.
Mine got little wisps of batter on them that gave them an alienistic look, just break them off to get a rounded even look.
Serve warm with condiments.



2 comments:

  1. I had an awful experience with corn dogs before, but this was absolutely delicious.
    I plan to feature it on my blog someday, thanks!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your take on corn dogs. BTW, did you try making corn puppies? they're almost as good as the corn dogs themselves!

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