The primary ingredients in one simple and popular corn dog batter recipe are cornmeal, flour, an egg and milk. Additional ingredients are salt, pepper, baking powder and sugar. The ingredients are mixed together and then used to coat skewered hot dogs before frying in hot oil to make corn dogs.
This recipe makes enough batter for 16 corn dogs and requires about 20 minutes of preparation time and another 20 minutes of cooking time if used for corn dogs. The batter can be used with foods other than sausages, such as vegetables.
The first step is to mix 1 cup of yellow cornmeal, 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/4 cup of sugar and 4 teaspoons of baking powder in a large bowl. Next, stir in 1 egg and 1 cup of milk, and hand mix the batter until smooth. At this point the batter is ready for use.
For corn dogs, heat one quart of cooking oil over medium heat in a pan or deep fryer. Add a skewer to each hot dog or sausage, and then coat it with batter by rolling in the batter. Add the coated hot dog to the hot oil, and cook until the batter is solid and brown, which takes about three minutes. For vegetables and other battered foods, cooking times may vary, but the process remains the same.