Total Time
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

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and make sure the oven rack is in the center position.
  2. Lightly grease the corn-shaped wells of the cast iron pan with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil.
  3. Place the pan in the oven to preheat (pan should heat in the oven at least 15 minutes).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.).
  6. Lay 2 cocktail sausages down the center of each well.
  7. Spoon the remaining batter into each well, dividing evenly between the wells, completely covering the sausages.
  8. Bake until golden brown, about 18 minutes.
  9. Remove pan from the oven and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes before turning the muffins out of the pan.
  10. Serve hot, with desired condiments for dipping.
Most Helpful

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.

Chef Patience June 09, 2013

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.

Jujubegirl January 07, 2010

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!

ellie_ August 20, 2008