Jenny’s Corn Dogs – 3RD Place Recipe Contest Winner (2010)

Jen-NapaRose

Ingredients

1 cup SweetStacks Gourmet Pancake Mix & Waffle mix

1 cup yellow cornmeal

½ teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika

2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced

1 (8.5-ounce) small can cream-style corn

1/4 cup finely minced shallots

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

4 tablespoons cornstarch, for dredging

1 gallon peanut oil

4 pairs of chopsticks (separated to make a total of 8 single sticks) or 8 skewers

8 all beef bun-length hot dogs (Preferably Nathan’s Hot Dogs)

Instructions

Pour oil into a deep fryer or large heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine Sweetstacks pancake mix, cornmeal, kosher salt, garlic salt and cayenne pepper.

In a separate bowl, combine the jalapeno, cream-style, shallots and buttermilk.

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. Set batter aside and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Scatter the cornstarch into a shallow bowl. Roll each hot dog in the cornstarch and tap well to remove any excess.

Check that the batter is thick enough to stick to hot dogs, add SweetStacks Gourmet Pancake & Waffle Mix to thicken or buttermilk to thin out. Transfer enough batter to almost fill a tall, large drinking glass. Refill the glass as needed.

Place each hot dog on a chopstick, and quickly dip in and out of the batter. Immediately and carefully place each hot dog into the oil, and cook until coating is golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes.

With tongs, remove to cooling rack, and allow to drain for 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with sides of ketchup, yellow or whole-grain mustard for dipping and or Mayo (my fave).

Makes 8 corn dogs.

Notes

This Recipe received the 3rd highest scores on TASTE, TEXTURE, ORIGINALITY, APPEARANCE, and EASE.

This recipe was submited by Jenny De La Cruz from Glendale, CA. Jenny is a Consultant for one of the largest Human Capital Management firms and is on the road an average of 40 weeks a year. She lives near Los Angeles, CA and has worked all over the US and internationally.

"Because I am on the road a lot, I am forced to eat out everyday. When I return home, all I want to do is cook for my family, friends and loved ones. I completed a whole kitchen rennovation a few years ago and now have all the applicances and kitchen gadgets that allow me the freedom to prepare practically anything! I love to make home-made and hearty dinners as well as treats everyone will love! Sweetstacks Gourmet Pancake Mix has made my job in the kitchen so much easier!"

We are happy to share her delicious, yummy recipe with you! Enjoy!! Congratulations, Jenny!!

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