Recipe by Charlotte J
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
Top Review by Chef Patience
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.