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Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe (VIDEO)

Honey-battered, hand-dipped Corn Dogs are a real treat. Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is to make homemade corn dogs from scratch.

homemade corn dogs on a serving plate with ketchup and mustard

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We love hand-dipped corn dogs at fairs, carnivals, and of course Disney, but some of our favorite carnival foods like Churros, sweet Corn on the Cob and of course these corn dogs, are so easy to re-create at home. If you’re looking for fun, family-friendly recipes, these Corn Dogs are a must-try!

Corn Dog Video Tutorial:

Corn dogs are essentially cornbread batter + hot dogs. This homemade Corn Dog Recipe has the best honey batter. They are fried to perfection with a crisp exterior and a soft cornbread inside that keeps the sausage juicy.

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bitten corn dog showing sausage and corn bread center

Why You will Love These Corn Dogs:

  • Simple batter – no waiting for the batter to chill. You can use it right away.
  • Make-ahead option – you can make the batter 1 to 2 days ahead if you want to. You can also store extra batter to fry something fresh the next day.
  • Skip the corn starch – dipping the hot dogs in corn starch is an unnecessary step. Drying the corn dogs with paper towels is enough to make the batter stick.
  • Freezer friendly – you can make these, cool to room temperature then freeze in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag.
  • Reheats well – You can defrost in the refrigerator or for 30 seconds in the microwave then pop them in the air fryer or sautee on a skillet until crisp on the outside.
corn dogs cooling on a wire rack

Ingredients for Homemade Corndogs:

Since this recipe doesn’t have many ingredients, so buy the best quality hot dogs (get your favorites).

  • Hot Dogs – We highly recommend using simple hot dogs – either beef, chicken or turkey hot dogs will do. If using longer-sized hot dogs, keep in mind they will need to fit the diameter of your pot to fry once your stick is on. Also, very thick hot dogs won’t heat through as well.
  • Corn Meal – get “finely ground”
  • Flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt – pantry basics that help form the batter and make it fluffy.
  • Buttermilk and oil – adds flavor and moisture to the batter
  • Egg – helps batter hold together.
  • Honey – adds sweetness to create a honey batter
ingredients for corn dogs with corn meal, hot dogs and batter ingredients

How to Make Corn Dogs:

Making corn dogs is easier and takes less time than you think! Here is a visual reference for the process. Watch the video recipe above and you’ll have this recipe memorized in no time.

  1. Pat Dry Hot Dogs with paper towels to help the batter to stick better.
  2. Insert Sticks – skewer hot dogs make sure the length fits your pot)
  3. Dry Ingredients – whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Wet Ingredients – whisk together buttermilk, egg, olive oil, and honey.
  5. Combine Batter – pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until blended.
  6. Dip Hot Dogs and Fry – Batter the corn dogs to completely cover the hot dog, let excess drip off at the edge then Fry 2-3 at a time at 350˚F for 3 minutes until golden brown.
Step by step process for making corn dogs and batter

Pro Tip: Use a tall drinking glass and a funnel to keep things tidy while filling with batter. Fill it almost full, leaving enough room to dip the corn dog without overflowing the cup.

step by step how to dip corn dogs and fry in oil

The Best Sticks for Corn Dogs:

You can use a variety of sticks (even popsicle sticks). The most important thing is to make sure the skewered corn dog will fit easily into your frying pot. Avoid sticks that have sharp points or are too long. You can use:

different types of corn dog sticks

How to Keep Corn Dogs from Cracking:

Air bubbles cause corn dogs to crack and burst. The right technique is important. Dip straight down until hot dog is fully coated. Twirl in the glass and swirl as you pull up. If you see gaps in the dough or big bubbles then re-dip. Also, make sure to maintain the right oil temperature at 350˚F.

a cracked corn dog next to a perfect corn dog

Common Questions:

Which cornmeal should I buy?

Look for fine yellow corn meal. Avoid “course” or “medium” ground cornmeal as that will be too large of granules and won’t work. I have found that if the cornmeal packaging doesn’t say what texture it is, most often it is finely ground.

Can I make this in a deep fryer?

A deep fryer can be tricky because the corn dogs are more likely to stick to the fryer basket. Make sure you carefully hold the corn dog in the oil at an angle for 5-7 seconds to seal the exterior before dropping them into the basket. Watch the video to see this in action.

Do I need to coat in corn starch?

Nope. Coating in starch is an unnecessary and messy step. Patting the hot dogs thoroughly is enough to help the batter stick to the hot dogs.

What is the Right Oil Temperature for Frying?

We heat the oil to 350˚F and use a clip-on thermometer to maintain a steady temperature. You want to keep the oil between 340˚-360˚ while frying.

What is the best oil for frying?

Our favorite oil for frying is peanut oil. Canola oil is also a great option.

How to serve corn dogs?

Serve as a main course or snack with the classic dipping sauces of ketchup and mustard.

corn dogs on a platter served

Have Extra Batter Left Over?

Use the extra batter to dip mini sausages, little smokies or cocktail sausages to make mini corndogs. Use a toothpick to dip and fry then remove the toothpicks before serving.

mini corn dogs on a plate

Hand dipped corn dogs satisfy the craving for carnival food when you aren’t able to get to the carnival or state fair to enjoy it. They are also really fun to make!

More Kid-Friendly Recipes to try:

If you love this Corn Dog Recipe, then you won’t want to miss these family-friendly recipes.

Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe

4.97 from 31 votes
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
homemade corn dogs on a serving plate with ketchup and mustard
This homemade Corn Dog Recipe has the best honey batter. They are fried to perfection with a crisp exterior and a soft cornbread inside that keeps the sausage juicy.
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: corn dog, corn dogs recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 335 kcal
Servings: 12 corn dogs

Ingredients

For the Corn Dogs:

  • 12 hot dogs we used turkey hot dogs
  • 12 sticks
  • Peanut oil canola oil, or vegetable oil for frying
  • Ketchup and mustard to serve

Batter Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fine yellow corn meal
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Pour 2-3” of oil in a large pot or dutch oven and heat to 350˚F over medium heat.
  2. Pat dry with paper towels. Insert sticks into hot dogs.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients (corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt). Whisk together wet ingredients (buttermilk, egg, 1 Tbsp oil and honey). Combine wet and dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour batter into a drinking glass almost to the top and dip hot dogs. Put corndog straight down into batter and give it a little twirl to fully coat the hot dogs then swirl as you lift up. Let excess drip off.
  5. Hold corn dog at an angle in the hot oil for 5-7 seconds to let it seal then drop into oil (this keeps them from sticking to the bottom of the pot).
  6. Fry 3 minutes or until golden brown. Fry up to 2-3 at a time (so you don’t drop the temperature), turning them as needed to brown evenly. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition label is only an estimate. We calculated 1 tsp of peanut oil per corn dog. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 403mg18%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 96IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • April
    May 10, 2021

    I just made these . Perfect! I used left over batter and added a can of drained corn and shredded cheese. Dipped them with an ice cream scoop! Best ones ever!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2021

      Awesome! Thanks for your lovely comments and feedback, April. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jena
    May 5, 2021

    I’m going to make these tonight (can’t wait!).
    I was just wondering if the left over batter will still be good tomorrow or the day after?
    Thank you!
    I love all your recipes and videos!
    =)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2021

      Sounds like a good plan, Jena. You can make the batter 1 to 2 days ahead if you want to. You can also store extra batter to fry something fresh the next day.

      Reply

  • Ruth
    May 5, 2021

    Its really good,I also have ur video of the hamburger recipe pls send me more recipe, I but down my email

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  • Dimple
    May 5, 2021

    May I ask what turkey hot dog brand you use?

    Also, I plan on making these ahead and then reheating them in the air fryer. Can you tell me how long it takes approximately and the temperature in the air fryer to heat through?

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    • Natasha
      May 5, 2021

      Hi Dimple, I have experimented with different ones. I believe this was the Oscar Meyer brand.

      Reply

  • Veronica Smith
    April 28, 2021

    First off I’d like to say i love how much detail you give in the video, recipe and comments. Also how you let your child help amd be in the video. Awesome job mama.

    I’ve made this recipe twice now. Because I never have buttermilk on hand I use milk with lemon juice. The first time i made these, the batter was very thin and it cracked.

    I decided to give it another try and this time I paid more attention to the consistency. I had to add maybe 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour to my batter for it to have a better consistency.

    I also doubled the recipe because I cook for 10. I made about 24 hot dogs and yet there was still so much batter left over. I could have possibly stayed with one batch.

    But the taste is amazing and everything turned out well, thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 28, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so glad it worked out for you!

      Reply

  • Gough Gough
    April 27, 2021

    very tasty and fun to make. baba is very happy. getting the batter to stick is pretty hard but it was worth it 10/10 !!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      I’m happy that you and your family enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for the perfect rating, we appreciate that.

      Reply

  • LeAnn TUCEK
    April 15, 2021

    These turned out perfect! I’m so glad you specified fine cornmeal. Otherwise I would have used course and I think I tried that a while back and it didn’t turn out so well. I didn’t have any buttermilk so I used milk mixed with a little vinegar. Also I used sunflower oil to fry them in. This recipe is definitely a keeper. I enjoy your recipes and recently subscribed to your YouTube channel.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2021

      Thank you for subscribing and I’m happy to know that you loved this recipe. I hope you’ll enjoy every recipe that you will try from my channel and website!

      Reply

  • Rebekah Ace
    April 10, 2021

    Yummy. Not complicated though I did have trouble getting the batter to stay on the hotdog. That said, kid (4,3,and 1) and approved. I will make it again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Daniela
    April 10, 2021

    Hi from Ireland I just made the corn dogs and they turned out really good. My son has been asking to make him but I was a bit skeptical as I never even had one. They were so nice. I made corn bread with the left over bater and it turn out nice. Will definitely make them again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      I’m so glad you gave these a try! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review Daniela!

      Reply

  • Lubna Arja
    April 8, 2021

    The recipe came out perfect and I was so happy to attempt this at home rather than buying it from the store. My little daughter asked for it and she was impressed. I didn’t have corn meal and instead used fine semolina and still came out great. I used a dutch oven to deep fry and saved the batter for more corn dogs tomorrow. Thank you Natasha, I really trust your blog as a source for successful recipes. I attempt things I never thought I would!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2021

      Great to hear that the recipe was a hit! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, so good to know that you and your family always enjoy my recipes!

      Reply

  • Tim
    April 8, 2021

    I tried these, as I have others. Unfortunately they blew apart as soon as they hit the oil. Oil was 350, dogs were completely dry when I dipped them in the mix. I even went so far as trying Baking powder and corn starch. They all blew apart.

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    • Natasha
      April 8, 2021

      Hi Tim, I ran into this same thing in my testing so I try to anticipate issues like that in my post. Check out the section above titled: How to Keep Corn Dogs from Cracking

      Reply

  • Meaghan Schulz
    March 27, 2021

    Would love to make these for my kids but one has an egg allergy. Is there a substitute for egg that I could use or just leave the egg out?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2021

      Hi Meaghan, the egg helps the batter hold together, I’m not sure if it would work too without it.

      Reply

  • Christa
    February 27, 2021

    Easy and extra batter makes tasty onion rings 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2021

      Thank you, Christa!

      Reply

  • Bete Fujita
    February 24, 2021

    This is the second time I try your recipe, and both times the batter burst out and ended up coating only the top of the weaner… I just am not able to make it work… it tastes really good though… I believe it is the buttermilk… I am making the buttermilk myself with heavy milk+lemon, but then once I add the wer ingredients, the batter turns out soooooo thick! I add a bit more buttermilk substitute, and this is probably where I am going wrong…
    They say the third time is when the miracle happens… let’s see, let’s see… I won’t give up yet!

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    • Natasha
      February 25, 2021

      Hi Bete, it does sound like it’s the buttermilk substitution or how the ingredients were measured – something is off in the liquid to dry ingredients proportions possibly. Also, try letting the batter rest for a bit or refrierate it which can help it thicken.

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    • Natasha
      February 25, 2021

      Hi Bete, it does sound like it’s the buttermilk substitution or how the ingredients were measured – something is off in the liquid to dry ingredients proportions possibly. Also, try letting the batter rest for a bit or refrigerate it which can help it thicken.

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    • Aaron Wilson
      March 5, 2021

      Try using heavy milk + sour cream to make your buttermilk. 1:1 ration, Room temp for both before you mix them well and let set on countertop for at least 10 minutes. I think the lemon is your issue.

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  • Patty
    February 20, 2021

    Thank you! We just tried it! They turned out great

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • J Thomas
    February 16, 2021

    You mentioned using apple slices for left over batter?? is there a recipe? or how do you prepare apples? any other uses for corn batter?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Hi J, we kept it simple, sliced the apples into wedges and dunked them into the leftover batter, followed the same steps as we did for the hot dog.

      Reply

  • Wim Van Poucke
    February 10, 2021

    I’m from Belgium and we don’t really know corndogs… Had them the first time with my family in Canada last year but only the ones you buy frozen in the supermarket (pogos). Made them now myself with this recipe and they turned out to be delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Wim! Thanks for giving it a try and for sharing this great review!

      Reply

  • Mahira
    February 8, 2021

    So I did everything the way the recipe was written but when I fried them they became flat and caused the hot dog to to be seen. someone told me to try and freeze them. any thoughts?

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    • Natasha
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Mahira, it sounds like the batter may have been too thin (not enough dry ingredients or too much wet ingredients). Also, be sure the oil isn’t overly hot or too cool. Using a thermometer is highly recommended with frying because the wrong temperature can really adversely affect results.

      Reply

  • Jane
    February 4, 2021

    Just did these last night they turned out great! So easy and fun to make!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2021

      Aren’t they great! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • yello
    February 3, 2021

    Made these with vegetarian hot dogs, first time I’ve had a corn dog since I stopped eating meat 5 years ago. They were amazing! I used the leftover batter to make cauliflower fritters, which were also great.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Ronda
    February 1, 2021

    Sadly, I did not get good results. They cooked fine, but were just totally saturated in oil. I wish I had put them on paper towels instead of a cooling rack but even if I had, I don’t think it would have soaked up enough oil from them. Anyone else have this issue?

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    • Natasha
      February 2, 2021

      Hi Ronda, if the oil isn’t hot enough it can absorb too much oil. I highly recommend checking the temperature with a thermometer to make sure it isn’t running too hot or cold.

      Reply

  • Paula
    January 25, 2021

    Need help to break down the recipe to 4 corn dogs please assist

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Hi Paula, if you click on the serving size in the recipe card, you can slide it up or down to scale the recipe ingredient lists. I hope that helps!“ 

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  • Paula
    January 25, 2021

    How do break down the corn dog recipe to only make 4/5 corn dogs?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Hi Paula, I recommend clicking “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post. It will take you to our printable recipe, where you’ll have the option to change the number of servings. Hover over the number of servings highlighted in red and slide it to how many servings you would like to make. I hope that helps!

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  • Corndogger
    January 22, 2021

    Ketchup? Are you mad?? 😜

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    • Jane
      February 2, 2021

      Hi Natasha! These look so good I’m hoping to make them this week. One question, do you know how much oil I would need? I have the same Dutch oven as you, just wanted to know how much I needed to buy to make sure I had enough, thanks!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 2, 2021

        Hi Jane, Step one will be your best friend for that, “Pour 2-3” of oil in a large pot or dutch oven and heat to 350˚F over medium heat.” I hope that helps. Depending on your pot size, the amount may vary, but it should be 2-3″ of oil.

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        • Jane
          February 3, 2021

          Yes I saw that it said 2-3″ I was just wondering if you could tell me what that was in cups. Also my phone was acting up I didn’t think this submitted so you might have another one from me in here sorry! Also thanks in advance I’m so excited to make these haven’t had a corn dog since I was a kid

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          • Natasha
            February 3, 2021

            Hi Jane, I didn’t measure it in cups and it can vary depending on how large your pot is. My guess is maybe 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of oil.

  • Viktoriya
    January 21, 2021

    My kids loved these!! They are soo good and easy to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe will be making them again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2021

      You’re welcome! That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Craig
    January 19, 2021

    You are great ever very sample cooking. let use knowledge.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Thank you!

      Reply

  • Jasmin
    January 18, 2021

    Hey Natasha! Is there anything I can substitute the buttermilk for?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      Hi Jasmin, I haven’t tried anything else but keep in mind that the buttermilk is thicker than regular milk, which helps the batter form properly. If it’s too thin, it won’t stay on the sausage.

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  • Kay
    January 11, 2021

    When making are corn dogs. I feel we did everything right. But the batter made them flat and came apart. They were still great. Just not sure where I went wrong. We love you

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  • Sandra
    January 8, 2021

    I made these yesterday and changed a few things. used Gluten Free flour (Cup 4 Cup), substitute butter milk mad with cream of tarter, let everything come to room temp as seen in other GF recipes. After mixing everything let set for 15 min while cutting up fries, then re-stirred. They came out great, just like I remaindered corn dogs to taste like. Haven’t had a corn dog in over 3 years. Husband even said these were good. PS I am a very picky eater.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Sandra!

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    • shut up
      January 21, 2021

      Technically that’s not this recipe. It blows my mind people search for a recipe then spend their time changing everything.

      Reply

  • Mike
    January 6, 2021

    This was my first time making homemade corn dogs and I have to say, they did not disappoint. My Wife, my step daughter and her boyfriend said they may have been the best corn dogs they ever had.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Aziza
    January 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I want to try this recipe, should I boil sausages before? Or they pretty get cooked while frying?

    Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      Hi Aziza, we did not precook the hotdogs in this recipe.

      Reply

  • Teresa Teague
    January 5, 2021

    These are great! Everything from ingredients to dipping and frying is spot on. Flavor is YUM! I cut the dogs in half and used toothpicks.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Teresa!

      Reply

  • Jason
    January 4, 2021

    I made these for new years eve dinner. Very delicious. Will be making more sometime.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review.

      Reply

  • Jeosen S Cua
    December 30, 2020

    oh WOW!!! Loved these!!! Got a corn-dog craving from watching a Korean show, and these definitely satisfied them, my kids LOVED THEM, even my picky eater. Thank you so much for this!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 30, 2020

      You are most welcome. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Ariana Perez
    December 25, 2020

    I like it but my corn dogs, the bread would come out verrry thin and my hot dog would get thicker. If you guys are looking for a honey flavor, I suggest to add more honey because I was waiting for that taste and it didnt taste very much like honey. But they came out really good!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      Hello Ariana, thanks for sharing some tips with us. So hepful!

      Reply

  • Meryl Naidoo
    December 16, 2020

    Hi Natasha, don’t have Buttermilk, can I just use milk?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hi Meryl, if you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own by mixing milk and lemon. Here’s an example for reference, 1 cup buttermilk = 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + enough milk to measure 1 cup

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  • Cyndi Redmill
    December 14, 2020

    These were so easy and fun to make! I had all the ingredients on hand and they were a hit! I halved the recipe and it was perfect for my pack of 6 Hebrew Nationals. Y’all, so so good!! I love your recipes and videos Natasha! I really love seeing your kiddos in the kitchen with you – so sweet!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you Cyndi! I’m glad this was a hit!

      Reply

  • Mike
    December 10, 2020

    Hello Natasha,
    I work at a skating rink and made these for the staff and ended up making them for customers as well. We did add more honey to the batter. Shared your site with many customers who wanted to know where I got the recipe. THANKS

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    • Natasha
      December 10, 2020

      Oh my goodness that is wonderful! That makes my day and thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Antoinette
    December 6, 2020

    Hello can you please tell me if I can replace the all purpose flour with all purpose gluten free flour?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 6, 2020

      Hello Antoinette, I honestly haven’t tried that yet to advise but it would also be great to know! Please share with us how it goes if you do an experiment.

      Reply

  • Star
    November 27, 2020

    Just tried making these and followed the directions exactly, using peanut oil as well, but the batter was not cooking all the way through. Used thermometer to ensure 350 temp, but 350 was too hot, started to burn the outside way before the 3 minutes. Burnt the first ones because the temp burnt the outside before it could cook all the way through. Tried lowering the oil temp, to extend cook time without burning exterior, and fully cooking inside. Still had raw batter, although it was less. Any suggestions/recommendations?

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    • Natasha
      November 28, 2020

      Hi Star, a raw better is usually an indication of cooking too quickly over too high of heat or having the batter too thick. Check that your hot dogs look the same as what I show in the video before they go into the oil. Also, make sure the corn dogs are floating in the oil (that there is enough oil in the pot when frying).

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  • Laurie
    November 24, 2020

    Taste great!!! I followed your direction exactly. The only trouble I had was that I couldn’t get the batter to stay on the hotdog. Any ideas?

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    • Natasha
      November 25, 2020

      Hi Laurie, that could happen if the batter is too loose or too thick. Also, make sure the hot dog is well patted dry with a paper towel before applying batter.

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      • Laurie
        November 25, 2020

        Can I add more flour or corn meal?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 25, 2020

          Hi Laurie, if you will be making more corn dogs adding more of the ingredients would be okay.

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    • Robin Michelle Alberti
      December 5, 2020

      I would try coating the hot dog with cornstarch before dipping in the batter. Best of luck!

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    • Robin Michelle Alberti
      December 5, 2020

      I would try coating the hot dog in cornstarch before dipping in batter. Best of luck!

      Reply

  • Debbie White
    November 24, 2020

    I like mustard and pickle relish

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 24, 2020

      Sounds yum too!

      Reply

  • Saba Khan
    November 20, 2020

    My kids loved getting Cheese Dogs from Hot Dog On A Stick but thanks to COVID the locations near our place closed down. I saw this recipe and tried it with Pepper Jack and kids were on Cloud 9. Used the leftover batter the next day to make mini dogs…were soooo good 👍

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Hannah
    November 6, 2020

    First off, my kids love watching your channel! They saw this video and have been begging me to make these with them. The recipe was superb and my kids had a blast!

    For the extra batter we ended up just plopping spoonfuls into the oil and cooking it. I think they are called hush puppies. So yum!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

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  • Josie C.
    November 5, 2020

    Big hit with the kiddos…Thank You!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 5, 2020

      That is so perfect! You are most welcome and thanks for your great feedback, Josie.

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  • Lorayne Karlsson
    November 4, 2020

    Hello from the farm in northern Sweden! We make everything from scratch here including the sausages. We are making these corndogs tomorrow and everyone is excited! And our most important message to you from all of us on the farm is…DAVID!! YOU ROCK!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2020

      I’m excited for you! I hope they all LOVE this recipe!

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  • Linda
    November 3, 2020

    My husband and I made these together. The corn dogs were easy to coat. It was a fun activity together. Very good and hot. My pan sides were too high and made it difficult to turn the dogs. Going to try again this weekend with a different pan.

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  • Lynn
    October 31, 2020

    Best Corn Dogs ever! My husband and I had fun making them. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Sara
    October 27, 2020

    Hi! I am a newer follower but am LOVING the recipes of yours I have made so far. Tonight we are having your chicken pot pie! I have kind of a silly question. I never fry things because it’s a bit scary to me. But my big question is, what do you do with the oil when you’re done? Do you throw it away or do people reuse oil? I’m completely clueless! I would love to try this recipe out but want to be sure what to do with the used oil. Thanks so much!

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    • Natasha
      October 28, 2020

      Hi Sara, I do re-use the oil. Here is a great article form bon apetit with tips for storing leftover oil.

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      • Christina
        October 30, 2020

        I made these for the first time tonight. I will never go back to store bought corndogs again! Hands down the best corndogs ever! My son gobbled up two so quickly!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 31, 2020

          That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Kate
    October 25, 2020

    Holy cow, these were amazing! We have tried several other recipes and they didn’t turn out nearly as well as these. We used a deep fryer and they were perfect. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2020

      Wonderful! You are so welcome, Kate. It’s my pleasure to share this great recipe and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Pat
    October 25, 2020

    First time making these. They came out just right and delish.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2020

      Nice, so great to hear that, Pat! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Esther Orihuela
    October 24, 2020

    Hi! What can I use instead of the buttermilk? Thank you! I love You your recipe!

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    • Natasha
      October 24, 2020

      Hi Esther, I haven’t tried anything else but keep in mind the buttermilk is thicker than regular milk which helps the batter to form properly. If it’s too thin, it won’t stay on the sausage.

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  • Cheryl
    October 22, 2020

    I made these the other day using Jalapeno cheddar sausages and they were the best corn dogs we’ve ever had! Thank you so much for the yummy recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2020

      You’re welcome, Cheryl! I’m so glad you enjoyed our recipe!

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  • Bobbie
    October 22, 2020

    Love, love, love that you are cooking with your Son. I’m teaching my great-nephew to cook – and this is going to be our next recipe!!! Thank you for sharig.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe, Bobbie! This was a fun one to record!

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  • Dawn
    October 21, 2020

    Silly question – do you need to cook the hot dogs first or do you work with them straight out of the package? I’m assuming it’s straight out of the package, pat dry, and they cook in the oil, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks in advance!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2020

      Hi Dawn, we did not precook these hotdogs.

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  • Gary Wahl
    October 20, 2020

    Love the recipe! I add only one step that makes my dogs special……I put the dog’s on the grill and give them a slight char. Proceed as normal and use your recipe for everything else.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2020

      Very nice, that makes it more special yes! I should try that next time too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Tammy
    October 18, 2020

    We just made these for lunch. My husband loves corn dogs, but I don’t like the frozen store bought ones. These were amazing! I’m never buying corn dogs again when it’s so easy to make them myself, and they are delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      Awesome! Homemade is so much more delicious and you can now make corn dogs any time you crave for it.

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  • Christy Clark
    October 18, 2020

    I just made these…they are wonderful!! 🧡😁

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for your great comments, Christy.

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  • Anna
    October 18, 2020

    Do these freeze well?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      Hello Anna. Yes, these are freezer-friendly. You can make these, cool to room temperature then freeze in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag.

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  • Jeanie Joe
    October 17, 2020

    These look great! I would dip mine in my favorite queso recipe. And I would use extra batter to make deep-fried mac n’ cheese, or just squares of cheese deep fried! Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      Sounds like a great, plan. Please share with us how it goes if you try this recipe!

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  • Malak
    October 17, 2020

    Hi natasha I tried your fudgy brownies and it was tasty can you easy air fryer recipes if you have 😊😊😊👌👌👌

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      Thanks for your good feedback, Malak. You can check out my Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe.

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      • malak
        October 19, 2020

        thanks natasha my mom is going to make chicken keiv do you have some good recipes that we can serve was the chichen keiv and it looks tasty. 😋😋😋😍😍😍

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 19, 2020

          Hi Malak, here’s my Chicken Keiv recipe. I hope you love it.

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  • Tammy
    October 16, 2020

    Dumb question..but do you need to soak sticks or toothpicks in water first or is that just for grilling?

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    • Natasha
      October 16, 2020

      Hi Tammy, it is not necessary to soak the sticks – that is just for grilling. It’s best not to add wet sticks to hot oil or you may end up with extra splatter.

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  • katerina @ diethood.comk
    October 16, 2020

    These will not last long at our house! The kids would LOVE them!! YUM!

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    • Natasha
      October 16, 2020

      If you do have leftovers, you can pop them in the freezer. We love leftovers of this recipe!

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  • Kristyn
    October 16, 2020

    These are just like the ones you’d get at the fair! So crispy & yummy!

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    • Natasha
      October 16, 2020

      I’m so glad you loved the recipe! Yes crispy corn dogs are the best – hot and fresh.

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  • Stephanie
    October 16, 2020

    It’s amazing home much better these homemade corn dogs than the frozen ones. My son loves corn dogs so he was dying to make them with me. Now he wants to make them EVERY day.:)

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    • Natasha
      October 16, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that! I completely agree it’s hard to beat homemade corn dogs!

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