12 Sep2013


It’s been a good 30+ years since my last proper corn dog… :) I haven’t really looked for them since, but in a moment of weakness the other night, we were watching some television program that featured some freshly made corn dogs and at 9pm in the evening we all had a craving for these typically state fair or at least street food (or pinoy grocery stand) goodies…


It turns out they are WICKEDLY EASY to make at home. And we happened to have all of the ingredients, so we made them the following afternoon, with great results on the first try. First, the hotdogs. I bought local “german franks” that seemed to have less color and were much fatter than say the typical red pinoy hotdogs. On subsequent trials, we also tried the red hotdogs (don’t, they are evil and thin) and cheese dogs of the fatter variety (if you like cheese). S&R sells all beef hotdogs without much food coloring that would work well too, and they aren’t too thick so you don’t get full with one corn dog, you will need a second one. :)


For the batter simply mix together 1.5 cups of yellow corn meal, 1.5 cups of all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper, 1/2 cup sugar (reduce this a bit if you want it blander), 2 Tablespoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and 1.5 cups of whole milk. Mix wet and dry ingredients until just combined, a few lumps are okay. Place the batter in a tall glass, I used a beer glass, and skewer your hotdogs with a barbecue stick (soaked in water previously) and dip them into the batter and jiggle up and down and carefully put into a deep-fryer or wok with hot vegetable oil on medium high heat.


And after a couple of minutes this is what you get! Serve with yellow mustard and or ketchup. You will feel like a kid again. :)



  1. Benjamin Que says:

    Oh Wow! Always wanted to try this… Thanks MM!

    Sep 12, 2013 | 3:48 pm


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  3. Gigi says:

    Hi MM, where can I buy cornmeal? Thanks for the tip on using beer glass.

    Sep 12, 2013 | 7:01 pm

  4. millet says:

    ….and when in a fix or don’t have cornmeal on hand, use pancake mix instead (mix according to instructions, and dip away!)

    Sep 12, 2013 | 9:08 pm

  5. maricar says:

    so yummy….tanx MM……

    Sep 12, 2013 | 9:54 pm

  6. Meg says:

    Corndogs…my comfort food, melts away my worries after indulging on this.

    Sep 13, 2013 | 12:12 am

  7. DhayL says:

    Never thought that making home-made corn dogs are this easy and uses very few ingredients! I would certainly like to try this one soon! Thanks MM! :)

    Sep 13, 2013 | 12:32 am

  8. Bom says:

    This is my son’s fave but we always buy the ones in S&R or Salcedo Market. I will give this a try. Thanks!

    Sep 13, 2013 | 1:18 am

  9. Betchay says:

    I like this!

    Sep 13, 2013 | 7:00 am

  10. Marketman says:

    Gigi, cornmeal from Metro Grocery’s or Healthy Options. I suspect fine polenta would work as well. The cornmeal gives the batter that slight grittiness that is characteristic of a true corn dog… Other folks get snazzy and add chopped up corn kernels to the batter.

    Sep 13, 2013 | 8:00 am

  11. joyyy says:

    millet you’re a genius! Will try your version as I only need to work with two ingredients, reducing the risk of disaster (am an aspiring chef but still stuck with cooking eggs as of the moment).

    Sep 13, 2013 | 8:57 am

  12. ami says:

    Same as millet, when we were kids my mom used to cook corndog using pancake batter and red hotdog.

    Sep 13, 2013 | 11:12 am

  13. ginabeans91 says:

    this is taking me back from mall days with my mom. thank you!

    Sep 13, 2013 | 11:22 am

  14. greens_blossoms says:

    Yes memories….hotdog on a stick …..

    Sep 13, 2013 | 3:21 pm

  15. Travel Guide says:

    Will definitely try this one. This will be lovely.

    Sep 13, 2013 | 9:18 pm

  16. Getter Dragon 1 says:

    I like octopus, lamb and boiled meat as much as the next guy, but a corn dog will make me swoon.

    Sep 14, 2013 | 1:05 am

  17. Susan says:

    I loved this as a kid…but couldn’t have it as much as I wanted. I only have white corn meal and don’t really eat hotdogs anymore but those red hotdogs scare me. Tks for the recipe.

    Sep 14, 2013 | 6:51 am

  18. Daphne says:

    Thanks, MM! You gave me a wonderful idea for a weekend bonding activity with my kids. :)

    Sep 14, 2013 | 9:34 am

  19. Jade186 says:

    Thank you for this recipe, I loved this when I was a child :-)
    Do you need to pre-cook (by boiling, I guess) the hotdogs first?

    Sep 14, 2013 | 4:07 pm

  20. Junb says:

    wow! This is my fav since childhood. Whenever I see one, I can’t resist it.

    Sep 14, 2013 | 7:01 pm

  21. Botchok says:

    Wow! very timely MM, I have a bag of corn meal in the pantry with nothing to use it for. Maybe this will be my merienda tomorrow.Happy weekend everyone!

    Sep 15, 2013 | 7:32 am

  22. Christine says:

    For those looking for yellow cornmeal, they also have in landmark trinoma. It’s at the aisle for baking/breads, beside the flour and cornstarch varieties.

    Sep 16, 2013 | 5:23 pm

  23. Berto and Kwala says:

    Thanks for sharing this easy corn dog recipe! Will have to look for some cornmeal and try them this weekend. I think my daughter will like it!

    Sep 17, 2013 | 8:16 am

  24. walter robles says:

    I’m going to make this!
    I found imported US cornmeal at Hi-Top (Quezon Ave and Anonas) when I was living in Manila a couple of years ago. PhP 95.00 / 500 grams in a box.

    Sep 17, 2013 | 8:43 am

  25. Linda Hauge says:

    I have cut my hot dogs in bite sized pieces to make it easier for me! These are delicious!!

    Oct 13, 2013 | 1:39 am

  26. Alyssa Sta. Maria says:

    How about if you don’t have yellow corn meal? Are there any substitute for that? :) Thank you!

    Oct 15, 2013 | 4:17 pm


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