EDITOR’S NOTE (January 26, 2020): Updated recipe and instructions.
This recipe is a creative twist on the classic corn dog.
A corn dog is a hotdog skewered on a stick, dipped in cornbread batter and fried to a golden brown.
In this recipe, chopped hotdogs and chopped onions are baked in a pan of cornbread.
Tastes like a corn dog (minus the stick).
I drizzle mustard and ketchup on top. Extra good!
Who made the first corn dog?
According to Evergood Foods, the most famous tale of the corn dog’s origin is made by Neil Fletcher. He claims to have introduced and popularized his “corny dogs” at the Texas State Fair around 1940.
However, the makers of the “pronto pup” claim to have done the same thing at the Minnesota State Fair in 1941.
The inspiration for this recipe came to me several years ago.
Instead of making corn dogs on a stick, I decided to bake chopped/cooked hotdogs and chopped onions in a pan of cornbread. Turned out great the first time.
Disneyland has a famous Corn Dog Castle. The medieval-themed boardwalk stand only serves made-to-order, hand-dipped, deep-fried corn dogs.
According to the Corn Dog Castle Menu, selections include the original corn dog ($9.79), hot link ($9.99) and ooey-gooey cheddar cheese stick ($8.99). Served with apple slices or chips.
Not sponsored. Just a friendly mention interesting facts.
Hotdogs are also called franks, frankfurters and wieners.
Fun Corn Dog Facts
The corn dog was patented in 1927.
The Texas State Fair sells 630,000 corn dogs per season (only 24 days). Important to know 630,000 corn dogs equates to 600,000 pounds of wieners, 25 tons of cornmeal mix, 21,000 pounds of oil, 1,500 gallons of mustard and 800 gallons of Ketchup.
National Corn Dog Day is March 19th.