Alton Brown's Corn Dogs

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 5 mins

Alton Brown's corn dogs.I haven't tried it yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour oil into a deep fryer or large heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cayenne pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the jalapeno, corn, onion, and buttermilk.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients all at once, and stir only enough times to bring the batter together; there should be lumps.
  5. Set batter aside and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Scatter the cornstarch into a dry pie pan.
  7. Roll each hot dog in the cornstarch and tap well to remove any excess.
  8. Transfer enough batter to almost fill a large drinking glass.
  9. Refill the glass as needed.
  10. Place each hot dog on chopsticks, and quickly dip in and out of the batter.
  11. Immediately and carefully place each hot dog into the oil, and cook until coating is golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  12. With tongs, remove to cooling rack, and allow to drain for 3 to 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

My "go-to" recipe for corn dogs... Definitely not the over-processed corn dog of questionable provenance you can by in 100 packs at any big-box mart (soooo much better). With the leftover batter, thicken it up with some more corn meal, add a bit of grated onion and you've got some respectable hushpuppies!

oregonmacduff September 01, 2014

I thought they were alright. A bit thin. not chewy enough as a real corn dog should be. But still tasty.

Domat May 17, 2006

Fun and delicious. Thanks for posting.

Bogey'sMom October 02, 2005