Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins
I love corn dogs but not the oil they are fried in. So get out your cast iron skillet and try this baked one. I found it on Foodnetwork site for The Emeril Live Show from Emeril Lagasse. This was on his "There's A Chef In My Soup" Episode. Mermaidmagic has posted the Baby Bam Baby Bam
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baby bam seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 14 fully cooked cocktail franks
- ketchup or mustard or chili sauce or cheese sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and make sure the oven rack is in the center position.
- Lightly grease the corn-shaped wells of the cast iron pan with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil.
- Place the pan in the oven to preheat (pan should heat in the oven at least 15 minutes).
- While the pan is heating, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, cornmeal, flour, baking powder, Baby Bam, salt, buttermilk, egg, and cheddar in a mixing bowl and stir with a fork until just combined.
- Carefully remove the hot pan from the oven and spoon about 3 tablespoons of the batter into each well. (This will use up only half of the batter.).
- Lay 2 cocktail sausages down the center of each well.
- Spoon the remaining batter into each well, dividing evenly between the wells, completely covering the sausages.
- Bake until golden brown, about 18 minutes.
- Remove pan from the oven and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes before turning the muffins out of the pan.
- Serve hot, with desired condiments for dipping.
This was good. I made homemade maple sausage (ground pork shoulder and maple syrup - not in casings) instead of store bought links. The sausage added the right amount of sweetness. The dough was very thick. I kind of pressed it into the pan I used (a 10 in cast iron skillet). It came out more like sausage and corn bread than anything like a corn dog.My dh and friends had this with ketchup. I had mine with butter.
This was good. I didn't have one of those cornbread pans, but I've ordered one. I made mine in muffin tins, with a spoon of batter on the bottom, two slices of vegetarian hot dog on top, then another spoon of batter over the top. I didn't have the baby bam seasoning made up, so I'll have to try that. I will tweak the cornbread part a bit when my cast iron pan arrives. I think I will add a little sweetness, maybe with honey or white sugar. I will also brush the tops of the corndogs with oil once they are baked firm, to see if they will brown and crisp a little, more like a corn dog. Butter or egg white might work, too. Lots of things to try, thanks for posting this healthy alternative! My favorite corndogs, by Morningstar Farms, were discontinued, so I need to work out a good recipe.
These are great! Fun to make and fun to eat! We skipped the seasoning and they were delish served with fruit salad. Thanks for sharing this keeper!