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Backyard corn dogs

corn dog made from cornmeal topped with mustard

These nostalgic and simple corn dogs are perfect for kids (and adults!) to have as quick and tasty meal during the busy summer months. Don’t forget the mustard on top!


  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 hot dogs or sausages of your choice

1. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper, sugar, and baking powder; then mix in the egg and milk;
2. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat;
3. Insert wooden skewers into the hot dogs; roll them in the batter until they are well coated;
4. Fry two or three corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, and drain them on paper towels.