Homemade corn dogs are a classic fairground treat that’s fun and easy to make at home. These delightful snacks feature juicy hot dogs coated in a sweet and savory cornmeal batter, fried to golden perfection. They are perfect for a casual lunch, dinner, or as a party snack.


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Preheat your oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 365°F (185°C).
  2. Skewer the hot dogs: Pat the hot dogs dry with paper towels and insert wooden skewers into each hot dog.
  3. Make the batter: In a medium bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and baking soda. Stir in the egg and buttermilk, mixing until the batter is smooth and thick.
  4. Dip and coat the hot dogs: Dip each skewered hot dog into the batter, ensuring it’s completely coated. Let the excess batter drip off.
  5. Fry the corn dogs: Carefully place the battered hot dogs into the hot oil, frying 2-3 at a time to avoid overcrowding. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Drain and serve: Remove the corn dogs from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve hot with your favorite condiments like ketchup and mustard.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Protein: 12g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Serves: 8 people

Homemade corn dogs are a delightful treat that brings the joy of carnival food into your kitchen. Crisp on the outside, with a tender hot dog encased in a sweet, cornmeal blanket, they’re sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. Enjoy these homemade corn dogs and relive your favorite fair memories!

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