The Weight of the Nation this weekend. That show has me so terrified of my belly fat that I went for an hour long bike ride yesterday. I know that doesn't sound like much to you movers and shakers, but I'm counting on my fellow slugs out there to be impressed. So why did I make them? Because I hadn't watched the show yet. And because I could. And I'm not going to lie, it was fun. And they were good. Crunchy on the outside and slightly fluffy on the inside. But that wasn't me recommending them.
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 quart corn oil or vegetable oil for frying
2 (16 ounce) packages beef frankfurters
16 wooden skewers
1. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk. Pour batter into a tall drinking glass and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat to 365º F.
3. Dry the frankfurters with a clean dish towel or paper towels. Insert a wooden skewer into each frankfurter. Dip in the batter until well coated (if the batter is too thick, thin with a little milk).
4. Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
barely adapted from allrecipes.com (submitted by SUZZANNA)
|all the dry ingredients|
|adding milk & egg|
|I put the batter in a tall glass so it would |
be easier to dip the long hot dogs in.
|For once I had some foresight and put a bowl under the glass. |
I had a feeling it might expand with baking powder in the batter.
That five minutes I saved not cleaning my refrigerator meant
I got to watch Game of Thrones five minutes sooner.
|hot dogs dried off and sticks inserted|
Don't skip drying off the hot dogs (or the batter won't stick).
I used organic beef hot dogs with no nitrates. If you're going
to fry stuff at home, at least make good quality junk food.
|dipping a dog|
|Here is a wide, flat one.|
|It looks a little funny, but it's just as tasty.|
|Here are some of the more rounded ones.|
|You can see in the background that |
I reheated some in the toaster oven.
But they're best freshly fried.