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. Hi, Stopping by from Azmomma.com. I found you on the linky party hosted by Five little chefs. Just wanted to stop by and say Hi. This corn dog recipe will be perfect for me to try as my son loves corn dogs, but I don’t ever buy them and I especially never let him buy school lunch!
    Amanda @ AZmomma.com

  2. I love the corn dog.. or as I call them ‘corny dogs’! I esp love home made fresh ones. Linking up from That’s Fresh Friday!

  3. Looks yummy. I will be using this. Thanks for sharing

  4. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
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  5. I have heard of corn dogs, but had no idea what they were until now and I like the sound of them. We don’t have hot dogs very often because of the rubbish in them, but for an occasional treat I’ll make them. Maybe next time I’ll turn them into corn dogs for a change.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Pinning it for the winter.

  6. Diane Ugo on August 16, 2014 at 5:03 am said:

    Saying G’day fromnthe Say G’day Saturday Link Party. Corn dog aren’t really known over here in the UK, I’ve always wanted to know what they taste like. I look forward to trying these, pinning. Diane @Mrs U Makes.

  7. G’day! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe at our #SayGdayParty!
    Please make sure to stop back if you haven’t already and visit some other people’s blogs!
    I am also curious if you have answered any of the questions I asked on my blog about this week’s party?
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. These look delicious! Great photos too! Thanks so much for linking up to Pin Your Friday Favorite!

  9. Yum! Corn dogs are one of my guilty pleasures. I definitely need to try this healthier version!

  10. I LOVE corn dogs but have never tried making them myself. These look yummy and easy. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded-just pinned to the links board!


  11. I cannot wait to make these for my kids!

    Thank you for sharing on the #SHINEbloghop

  12. Can’t use milk in this recipe but will replace it and definitely try it, thanks

  13. These look yummy! Seems pretty easy to make and would rather a homemade option than buying commercially produced.

  14. These look awesome! My kids love corn dogs and finding quality ones are sometimes hard! I will definitely give this a try! Saying hello from sparkles and glue 🙂

  15. I miss corn dogs so much since i went gluten free. I think i’m going to attempt to make these with a gluten free flour! wish me luck cuz now i’m craving corn dogs 🙂 Pinning this now!
    thanks for stopping by the sparkles of inspiration link up party!

  16. This is a Mama-is-Rock-Star Recipe! I can’t wait to make these for my peeps!

    I’d love for you to share this at my Show-Licious Party. We are live now!
    ~ Ashley

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  18. These look so good! They have been pinned!
    Thanks for stopping by WYWW!

  19. Stopping by from Turn It Tuesday. My grandchildren love corn dogs and so do I. Can’t wait to make these this fall. Thanks for sharing.

  20. They look delicious . . . I’ve never tried organic hot dogs before, I’ll have to pick some up the next time I’m in the store.

  21. My daughters loves corn dogs so thanks for the recipe, pinning for later.

  22. The corn dogs look delicious and they have the perfect shape; I’m not sure if I could make them so perfect. These are worth a shot. I like my Habibi would love them.

  23. These look so good and take me right back to my childhood! I absolutely love Corn Dogs and I haven’t had them for a long time, but i think that might be changing!! Great recipe!

  24. I did make homemade corn dogs when my kids were small. I haven’t in years, but these look so good that I’m thinking I need to make some soon! Thanks!

  25. Nothing says me more like a great hot dog!! How awesome! 🙂


  26. These look so good! I am officially hungry …

  27. I was telling my middle son that I wished I knew how to make homemade corn dogs! How funny! All 3 of my boys love them but we run out as fast as we get them in the house. Pinning!

  28. Thanks for linking up with Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I am going to feature these delicious looking, great for this time of the year, Corn Dogs on my Facebook tonight.

    Diane Roark

  29. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes on August 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm said:

    My boys love homemade corn dogs! Thanks so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays – pinned and sharing on FB! 🙂

  30. Yum! I do like a good corndog! Looks delish!!

  31. We love home made corn dogs, thanks for sharing at the Fluster Muster linky party!

  32. I used to hate corn dogs, but now I love them! I’ve never tried making them at home though. This seems like a pretty easy recipe! I can’t wait to try!

  33. These look so easy to make… and yummy too! We usually eat turkey dogs… do you think they would work just as well?

  34. My granddaughter loves corn dogs and this is a much healthier version. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  35. these look really good! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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  37. I love this! Thank you for linking this recipe up to Motivation Monday! I can’t wait to try this for my kiddos. They love corn dogs!

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  39. The fall reminds me of the county fair… which inevitably reminds me of corn dogs. These are my favorite fair food, and I LOVE that you made them at home. Definitely need to give them a try!

    Also, this was one of my favorite links at last week’s #thatsfreshfriday link-up! I’ll be sharing it (and your blog!) at my website tonight as we kick off the next party. Keep up the great work, and I hope to see you back sharing more links at this week’s shindig!

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  43. Yum! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  44. Cynthia on August 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm said:

    How fun! Carnival food really is some of the best stuff out there, no? Corn dogs are always a hit. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  46. I’ve never tried one before, those look delicious. Glad to see a healthier version. This has been featured as one of my favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Stop by, grab a button and link up again with us this week. Have a great day!

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  54. I need to try this for my kids. They love hot dogs; I just don’t do anything special for them.

  55. My children love corn dogs. Definitely gonna be giving this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

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  63. These look delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  67. I bet my kids would love these! Definitely a fun treat!

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  69. It’s rare but sometimes I’ll splurge a little and buy my kids corn dogs because they love them so much. Thank you for sharing a better-for-you version! Will have to try it!

  70. These look delicious and something my child would actually eat.
    Thanks for linking this up to the SHINE blog hop!

  71. Such a great recipe!
    I would love if you would stop by my Friday Favorites Linkup and share!

  72. At least once a year I need a good corn dog! It’d be great to try making this recipe. I bet they taste amazing the look yummy! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at the party. Theresa @DearCreatives

  73. I love these homemade corn dogs Maria, perfect for game day! I’m featuring them tonight at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  75. Seriously? This is brilliant. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you there next week.

  76. Diane Balch on October 9, 2014 at 9:39 am said:

    My kids have been wanting to try corn dogs but I never like the ingredients in the grocery store frozen ones… Pinned yours to try. Thanks for bringing it by Weekend Bites.

  77. My kids would love these! I would never buy the ones in the grocery store because of the ingredients but homemade is a completely different story! Thanks for sharing them!

  78. Pinning this! I love corn dogs from the fairs here in TX. That’s really the only place we eat them. I will have to try this because yours look just like the fair ones!


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  80. Your corn dogs look perfect. I know my grandsons would love them! Thanks for joining us at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again this week.

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  82. They look store bought! I will have to try it as my kids like corn dogs too. Thanks for linking up to the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party at Creative K Kids. I have pinned this post to the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party.

  83. These look so good! My girls love corn dogs (and I must confess…I do too). We’re going to have to try this recipe!

  84. How fun would it be to make your own corn dogs?!?! Cool!


  85. I’m going to have to make these for my kiddos. Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop! Hope to see you again next week. 🙂

  86. These corn dogs look great!! I’d like to sink my teeth into one right now!

  87. Wow, you did a great job dipping these! I tried making corn dogs once… and they looked sloppy. I’m going to have to try again with your recipe! Thank you for sharing over at Foodie Fridays! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  88. I love corn dogs and have never made them. Thanks for linking up to On Display Thursday!

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  90. These look great! I love corn dogs, but never think to make them myself. I’m a new food blogger and love meeting others. I’ve followed your social networks and hope we can connect on those. Excited to read more of your blog! Becky

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

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

  92. 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! 🙂

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

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

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

    What brand of cornmeal did you use?

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