If you are looking for a fun and easy recipe to make for your family, you should try this recipe for Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe. They taste way better than store-bought! These are crunchy and sweet while keeping the hotdog inside nice and juicy. It’s a real winner!

This particular recipe doesn’t take a lot of time to make. Once you have your batter mixed and ready to go, they only take around 2-3 minutes to fry. You should be able to fit a fair amount of corn dogs in at a time, reducing the number of batches. It’s so simple.

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Your kids will love these Homemade Corn Dogs.

Bring the County Fair Flavors Home

I love bringing my kids to the fair. They love going for the rides, but I’m ALL about the food. Just the smell alone reminds me of my childhood. A favorite treat has always been the corndogs.

There’s just something about the smell of freshly fried food! Since the fair only comes around once a year, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy homemade corn dogs once a year! These are also inexpensive since we all know what a family outing splurge can be.

Related: Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

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Bring home the flavors of the County Fair with these Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe.

How to Make This Homemade Corndog Recipe

As long as you have the necessary ingredients for the batter, the hotdogs, and the skewers, you’re most of the way there! This is a great kid-friendly recipe that you can make with them! They can help mix the batter and dip the dogs in. I just recommend that you take care of the frying. I promise the few minutes waiting for them to cook is worth it, especially since it makes your kitchen smell delicious.

ingredients needed to make homemade corn dogs
You will need these ingredients to make the Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe.

Ingredients Needed to Make These Batter Dogs

  • Vegetable oil – You will need at least 2 quarts for frying. You can use peanut or canola oil as well.
  • Hot dogs – Make sure they are patted dry before being dipped into the corn dog batter.
  • Yellow cornmeal – The most important ingredient used to batter the dogs.
  • All-purpose flour – Helps the batter come together
  • Granulated sugar – To add some sweetness.
  • Baking powder – This will make the batter fluffy on the inside.
  • Salt – A little salt always enhances other flavors!
  • Milk – Whole or buttermilk is best for frying.
  • Egg – Another important batter element!
  • Honey – It gives that classic honey flavor to corn dogs.
  • Vegetable oil – Another batter ingredient.

Instructions for Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe

Step 1

Prepare your hotdogs for the corn dog batter. Pat them dry with a paper towel and insert the wooden stick at one end. Set them aside.

Step 2

Add your 2 quarts of vegetable oil to your deep pot or skillet. Turn your stovetop to medium-high and heat the oil to 350 degrees F.

Tip: Use a thermometer to test the temperature of the oil before you start frying. Too high will burn the batter and too low will cause the batter to not brown.

Step 3

In a small bowl, beat together the egg, milk, and honey until nice and smooth. Then, transfer the corn dog batter to a tall glass.

Tip: Using a tall glass for dipping the corn dogs will ensure that it is evenly coated.

Step 4

Once your oil is ready, it’s time to dip your corn dogs. Allow the excess batter to drip off when you are pulling it out of the glass. Lat carefully into the hot oil.

Step 5

Repeat the process for the remaining corn dogs.

Step 6

Cook them for about 2-3 minutes, turning them often to ensure an even golden brown.

Tip: Do not overcrowd the oil. If you can only fit a couple at a time, cook them in batches.

Step 7

Remove from oil and immediately place on a plate or pan lined with a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.

Step 8

Serve immediately with your favorite toppings!

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This Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe is fun and easy to make.

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Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe

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Bring home the County Fair flavors with these Homemade Corn Dogs! They are easy to make and taste great! The kids will love them!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


  • 8 hot dogs, patted dry
  • 8 wooden sticks
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk, whole or buttermilk works best, more if batter is too thick
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


    1. Pat hot dogs dry with a paper towel and insert wooden stick, set aside 
    2. Heat oil in a large deep skillet or pot to 350 degrees F
    3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt  
    4. Beat in the egg, milk, honey and oil until smooth
    5. Transfer to tall glass for dipping 
    6. When the oil is at temperature, begin dipping each hot dog into the batter and allow excess to drip off. Immediately place into hot oil, be careful not to splash the oil.
    7. Repeat with remaining hot dogs 
    8. Turn often to brown on all sides, cooking for 2-3 minutes each
    9. Be sure not to crowd the hot dogs when cooking 
    10. Remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain 
    11. Serve immediately with toppings of your choice

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