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Your Kids Will Love These Homemade Corn Dogs


Your Kids Will Love These Homemade Corn Dogs

Who doesn’t love a corn dog? With the crisp batter and the tender meat on the inside, this treat has been a favorite at county fairs and sporting events for many years. But who 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 1920s when a Buffalo man named Stanley Jenkins invented an 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 ’40s 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 that it even has its own holiday. National Corn Dog Day takes place in March on the first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Division I 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.

This corn dog recipe involves mixing up the batter, dipping in the hot dog, and frying it until it's 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, then bring the fair to you. The homemade goodness of these corndogs simply can’t be beaten! These are sure to be a hit with family and friends.

Corn Dog Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Milk
  • 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.

Who would have thought that making corn dogs could be that easy? This delicious recipe is the perfect summertime lunch that your kids will absolutely love. And what's best, you can even freeze these to heat up and enjoy later. Serve it with a side of ketchup or mustard for dipping. Looking for more kid-friendly recipes? Try this delicious Tater Tot Casserole or crispy Onion Rings.

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