Okay, I’m not even going to pretend like these are healthy. They are just so good and reminiscent of summer fairs! The girls and I had so much fun making them though and it was super easy. The most time consuming part was the frying but it was worth the little extra time that went into it. I served them with strawberries to make myself feel a little better about ti.
If you have toddlers, I recommend making sure there is another adult around while you fry. Hot oil is only a teachable moment at a distance! Cutting up these hot dog bites is also important with small kids.
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk (you may need more to get the right consistency)
- 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tsp honey (or agave)
- 4 hot dogs, cut into thirds
- A pinch of salt
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add egg, buttermilk, oil, and honey. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Add more buttermilk as needed for the correct consistency. The batter should be the consistency of cake batter.
- Pour frying oil in a pan. I used a medium saucepan; however, the taller the pan, the better. Turn heat to medium.
- Dip hot dog chunks in batter and fry. I used a spoon to transfer, although tongs would probably be easier. Place a paper towel on the plate you are using to set the corn dog bites on after frying. This will help soak up some of the excess oil.
Serve with fruit to alleviate some mom guilt.