Big Texan Corn Dogs

Big Texan Corn Dogs

Hot dogs are skewered, breaded in a cornmeal batter, and fried to golden perfection to create these jumbo-sized Big Texan Corn Dogs, a treat loved by kids of all ages.

When I lived in Dallas, each year I looked forward to the State Fair of Texas. My friends and I would head over to Fair Park to scream on the midway’s thrill rides, watch the pig races, check out the livestock, and of course, eat our way from one end of the park to the other. Granted, the fair’s grub isn’t usually the healthiest fare in the world, particularly when you have choices like deep fried butter, fried beer, fried bubblegum, fried peanut butter sandwiches, fried coke, and… well, you get the picture. If there’s a way to fry it, the Texans will manage to do it! My tastes were never quite that exotic. One of my favorites was and continues to be the Big Texan Corn Dogs, which are hot dogs breaded in a cornmeal batter and fried to golden perfection. Although we really don’t fry many foods these days, once in a while I get a craving that my inner child just won’t let go and I have to whip up a batch of this recipe, which takes me back to my fairground days, munching on tasty treats beneath the watchful eyes of Big Tex, the fair’s mascot.

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20—28 minutes


About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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