- 8 (8 or 9-inch) wooden skewers
- 1 (8 to 1) pound package hot dogs, brought to room temperature
- 1/3 cup flour for coating hot dogs
- 4 cups canola oil for frying
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon whole milk
- Assorted mustards
How to make it
Using clean paper towels, pat each hot dog dry. Insert a wooden skewer into each hot dog, leaving a 2 to 3-inch handle. Roll hot dogs in flour and tap away excess flour.
Preheat oil to 375ºF in a deep fryer, large wok or deep skillet.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, mustard, cayenne, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, mix egg and milk.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in milk mixture until smooth.
Pour batter into a tall 2-cup glass. Dip hot dogs into batter, using a twirling motion and coating each hot dog well. Allow excess to drip away.
Deep-fry 2 hot dogs at a time, cooking about 45 seconds on each side or until brown and crispy. Allow oil to return to 375ºF before adding fresh hot dogs.
Drain on paper towels. Serve with mustards.
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