Cheddar Jalapeño Corn Dogs

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

My family has been traveling the country in our new RV (have you seen my Insta-stories?!). We'll be passing through the Minnesota State Fair in August. It's the largest state fair in the world, full of mouth watering foods! My summer guilty pleasure is a great corn dog and these cheddar jalapeño corn dogs are satisfying all my cravings! You can also find this cornbread recipe in my cook book, Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions. It's the perfect complement to any meal! Happy summer, everyone! 

Cheddar Jalapeño Corn Dogs

Ingredients

    - 1 ¼ cups plus 2 teaspoons cake flour or all purpose flour - ¾ cup fine-grind yellow cornmeal - ¼ cup sugar - 2 teaspoons baking powder - 1 teaspoon kosher salt - ½ teaspoon pepper - 1 cup whole or low fat buttermilk - 1/3 cup whipping cream - 1 large egg, beaten - 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated - 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced - 4 green onions, diced - 10 hot dogs - ½ cup flour, for dusting the hotdogs - 2 quarts vegetable oil - Wooden skewers or candy sticks

Instructions

    1. In a large pot or dutch oven heat the two quarts oil to 350 degrees F. 1. While the oil is heating up, make the batter. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. 1. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, cream, and egg. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the cheddar cheese, jalapeño, and green onions. If mixture seems too thick, add a splash of buttermilk until desired consistency is reached. 1. Pat the hot dogs dry and insert a skewer into each hot dog. 1. Place the flour on to a plate. Lightly roll each hot dog into the flour. This will help the batter stick to the hot dog. 1. Pour the batter into a tall cup. Dip the hot dogs one at a time, making sure they are coated well, and drop carefully into the hot oil. 1. Let the corndog sink to the bottom of the pot and turn with tongs so that it cooks evenly on all sides; about 2-3 minutes. 1. Once golden brown, remove from oil and place on a wire rack to let cool. 1. Eat immediately and enjoy!

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