Homemade Corn Dogs

Corn dogs bring back so many great memories for me. But ever since I started trying to eat healthier, I knew buying processed corn dogs from the freezer aisle wasn’t the best choice. Especially when I took a look at the ingredients label. Corn syrup, soy products, and nitrates? No thanks. But when I found a recipe on Pinterest for homemade corn dogs, I knew it was worth a shot. Luckily, they turned out perfectly and were a hit with the family.

Homemade Corn Dogs | Ten at the Table

I can already tell that these corn dogs will be a regular thing at my house. Everyone loved them, and they taste even better than the store bought kind.


I recommend using organic hot dogs from a health food store to ensure that the hot dogs don’t have added nitrates or fillers in them. Only the best for my family.


Homemade Corn Dogs | Ten at the Table

I was pretty surprised at how easy it was to make these corn dogs. The part that was a leeetle time consuming was the frying process, but that’s mostly because I have a large family. We had some sauteed kale with our homemade corn dogs and that was one of the best meals I’ve had in quite a while.

Homemade Corn Dogs | Ten at the Table

The recipe makes 16 corn dogs, but it can easily be doubled to yield 32 corn dogs if you’re serving a crowd.

You guys are gonna go crazy for these super easy homemade corn dogs! They’re so much better tasting than the kind from the store.

Homemade Corn Dogs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 16 corn dogs

Homemade Corn Dogs


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 16 organic hot dogs
  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying


  • In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.
  • Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert wooden skewers into frankfurters. Pour batter into a drinking glass. Dip corn dogs into batter.
  • Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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106 Thoughts on “Homemade Corn Dogs

  1. Robert on April 19, 2015 at 12:57 am said:

    So, at what temperature on the fryer did you use?

  2. Jessica on May 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm said:

    If I were to bake instead of fry, I’m assuming I wouldn’t get as pretty of a corndog, but how long do you think I’d have to bake them for?

    • Thanks for the question Jessica! Unfortunately, I don’t think it would work to make a baked version of this. The batter would not behave well. The frying oil cooks it quickly on the outside to keep the batter in that nice corndog shape. I hope this helps! 🙂

  3. When you say to fry 3 at a time are you dropping stick and all into the oil or are you holding the stick?

  4. Those corn dogs look scrumptious. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Pinning! 😛

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  7. Bryn on May 14, 2017 at 12:26 am said:

    What brand of cornmeal did you use?

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