Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a corn dog. Am I right?
What? Oh, you don’t ever day-dream about corn dogs? Well, that’s your problem.
There’s just something so kid-at-the-county-fair about them. Plus, I haven’t met a food that comes on a stick that I didn’t like. Yet. But being that I’m a vegetarian (at least 90% of the time) I can’t very well just eat any old corn dog. I decided to try to make my own, vegetarian style. And guess what? It’s so so so easy. And so so so delicious. And you can make a bunch and freeze them for another day. I like that. I can totally deal with that.
Vegetarian Corn Dogs, this will make 8-10.
Needed: 1 cup pancake mix (you can make your own or use a store-bought mix, I did the latter), 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1 egg, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, vegetarian hot dogs, wooden sticks/skewers and 6-8 cups oil for frying (I used canola).
In a bowl combine the pancake mix, cornmeal, egg and water. Skewer your hot dogs onto the sticks, you want the sticks to go at least 3/4 through the hot dog so it’s sturdy. I ended up trimming the bottom half of my sticks off as they were too long, so depending on what kind of sticks you end up with you may need to do that. Heat up your oil in large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Dip the hot dogs in the batter, making sure they are fully covered. Carefully place one batter-dipped dog in the hot oil, stick and all. Fry for 2 minutes then use tongs to flip (some of mine flipped on their own). Remove to a plate covered in paper towels. Adjust your heat if needed, then fry up all your corn dogs!
Serve with ketchup, mustard or whatever else you feel is appropriate.