Mini Baked Corn Dogs


We love having appetizer dinners every once in awhile. I am always looking for new ways to cook things or combine different flavors. My family has been on a HUGE corn dog streak lately for lunches. They are fine but they are deep fried and not the best for you. I thought I would try to see if I could get a baked version that they would eat.

Verdict:

This still needs a bit of work. The batter needs to be thick to stick to the sausages while baking and it tends to dry out as it bakes. They were edible with condiments but on their own?  A bit dry.  We need to come up with a thick batter that will hold to the sausage and stay moist while cooking. Challenge accepted.

Suggestions for improvement happily accepted!

Mini Baked Corn Dogs

A baked corn dog that is a work in progress.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 8 oz. Little Smokies sausages (or similar)

mustard & ketchup, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and wire racks if you have them. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and ground mustard. Cut in the butter with a fork until tiny pieces of butter are left. Stir in the milk and honey with a spoon or your hands until well combined.
  3. Place dough on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle some more flour over the dough and top with another piece of parchment paper. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness.
  4. Place the sausage on the dough and cut slightly bigger square that is big enough to wrap around it. Form dough around each dog sealing both ends and any open areas. Place corn dogs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they start to brown. Serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I have started using flax seed meal on my chicken instead of flour. I feel better and the taste is great and I love the coating better than flour. I have no idea if flax seed meal and cornmeal would stay on or even taste good? :)Jen

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Something to try. Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Now you’re talking. I looove corn dogs. 🌽

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      They are good!

      Liked by 1 person

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