Corn Dog Recipe

Who doesn’t love a corn dog? The crisp batter…the tender meat on the inside…this mouthwatering concoction has been enjoyed at county fairs for many years. But who was it that invented the first corn dog?

Well, it seems there are many people who lay claim to inventing the first corn dog. Its earliest roots can be traced back to the late 1920’s when a Buffalo man named Stanley Jenkins, invented apparatus that allowed you to prepare anything coated on a stick including hot dogs.

However, he never thought to sell this apparatus, so the corn dog did not become popular until the 1940’s when several different shops and carnival workers claim to have come up with the recipe completely on their own.

In all likelihood, corndogs were probably such a winner that they would have been invented by someone at some point in any event and all these innovative chefs just had coincidental timing.

But whatever the origin of the corndog may be, it is definitely a popular dish today!

In fact, this food is so well enjoyed, it even has its own holiday.  National Corn Dog Day takes place in March on the first Saturday of the Men’s Div. I NCAA Basketball Championship. It’s a celebration of basketball, corn dogs, tater tots and American Beer. The holiday is celebrated all over America and in other countries as well.

This is the county fair corn dog recipe many know and love. It involves mixing up the batter, dipping in the hot dog and frying it until ready. It is the perfect treat to make for parties and other occasions, especially those that may have a county fair theme.

So, this summer, if you can’t get to the fair, bring the fair to you. The homemade goodness of these corndogs can’t be beat! Easy to make and affordable, these are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cornmeal
Hot dogs
thick wooden skewers


1. Mix all ingredients together and add enough milk to make a thick batter.

2. Place a skewer halfway up each hot dog, starting at one end.

3. Dip hot dogs into batter and deep fry until golden.