Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

This Summer has been a great relaxing time with family and friends. The past few years it seems as if we’ve been so busy during our Summers that we miss out on the relaxing part. Not this Summer; it also could have helped that I had morning sickness for about 10 of those weeks… though even with that, it was a fun-filled Summer filled with lots of great memories.

playing outside

One of our favorite Summer memories was our 4th of July party. We filled our cul-de-sac with lawn chairs, tons of delicious food, amazing desserts, and of course LOTS of fireworks! All of the kids had a great time watching the ‘bigger kids’ (a.k.a. the dads) set off the big fireworks while they anxiously awaited waving sparklers through the air. 

daddy lighting sparklers

For our cookout, the boys helped me make Homemade Mini Corn Dogs. These were an instant hit with kids (and some adults as well) as they were bite-sized, easy to grab, and perfect for dipping. As a mom, I loved that because they were bite-sized, I didn’t have to worry about my boys having wasted hot dog leftover. These sweet cornmeal Homemade Mini Corn Dogs were perfect for a large party for the kids and adults alike! 

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  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups Buttermilk
  • 4 cups Peanut Oil
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 package of Hebrew National Hot Dogs


1. Cut each hot dog into thirds.

2. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cayenne, and sugar.

3. In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk and 3 tbsp. water. Add the dry ingredients and stir (mixture will be lumpy). Let rest 10 minutes.

4. Heat oil to 375° (check with a candy thermometer) in a high-sided 8-qt. pot. Insert a toothpick into the end of each mini hot dog, leaving at least 1 in. of toothpick exposed. Remix the batter slightly, and transfer to a small, deep container.

dipping the corn dogs

5. Dip each hot dog into the batter, holding the toothpick end, then carefully drop into the oil, frying only 3 at a time. Turn with a slotted spoon until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil.

homemade corn dogs, cooking

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6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs 1

Recipe adapted from: Sunset Magazine 2008

*Please note that this is a kosher recipe. If you use products that are not kosher, the recipe will turn out fine however it will no longer be considered Kosher. 


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  1. jennifer lyn tinney raymond says:

    are these mini corn dogs on your pinterest? I could not find them.

  2. Oh yum! These are perfect for party bites! I’m glad you’re having a fun summer with the kiddos! (=

  3. I keep buying the bags of mini corn dogs at Sam’s Club, but I should probably just make them on my own & freeze them to pull as many as I need when my kids are ready. We love Hebrew National hot dogs!

  4. These look great, and I’m sure that they are so much better homemade!!!

  5. My kiddos would love these! I’ll have to give them a try. :)

  6. These are so cute and fun, Mackenzie!! My boys would love them!

  7. We are CLEARLY on the same wavelength here Mackenzie! Your mini corn dogs look incredible!

  8. Glad to hear you had a relaxing summer! This is such a fun idea!! I love that they are good for smaller appetites and they would be perfect for a party!

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