Monday, April 1, 2013

Breakfast Corn Dogs

Welcome to Man Monday... Now, don't mind me as I wave this wand in front of your face...

*Transported back 20 years, to Zach's elementary school cafeteria*

Zach: nomnomnom
Annoying kid: What are you eating?
Zach: Breffkist corn dogs.
Annoying kid: Sick! Did you just dip that in syrup? You're gross!
Zach: Shut-up, it's good. Go bug someone else, butt-face.
Annoying kid: ♪♫♪ Zach eats poo-ooo, Zach ea-eats poo-oo! ♫♪

Whatever. That kid was a weirdo anyway.

I was a weird kid too, but in a good way of course. I was one of those kids perfectly content with being a loner, eating not-every-kid's-food, and hanging out with family more than friends. I like to call it, being well-rounded. Somehow, that version of weird made me cool I guess. I never had any enemies...ever. I never got in a fight. I never had to run away from bullies. In fact, I was one of those kids that just made friends with everyone. I remember one time getting sort-of picked on at recess and the designated bully started to pick a fight with the kid picking on me, telling him to leave me alone.

What does this have to do with sausages dipped in cornmeal pancake batter and fried? Um, nothing really, other than this weird kid *points thumbs at himself* ate them all the time growing up and LOVED them, and that, of course, made me popular. I still love them today, and so will you. Unless you don't like having friends.


Makes 16 mini-sausage-corn-dogs (enough for 2-4 peeps, depending on hunger levels)

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 8 cooked sausage links, cut in half (makes 16 pieces)
  • 1 container cooking oil (I used 1.5 qts of vegetable oil)
  • Syrup
  • 2-3 shish kabob skewers

Directions
  1. Combine dry ingredients (minus corn starch), and whisk in your buttermilk. Mix well.
  2. Heat up your oil in a deep pan (you want a good 3-4 inches of oil, so I used a deeper, smaller-diameter pot)
  3. If your sausage links are dry, wet them a little with water. Dredge them in the corn starch and remove excess.
  4. Stab 2-3 sausageletts with your skewers (as many as you can hold in the hot oil at one time - I did 2). Then, dip them in the batter, fully coating each one.
  5. Quickly submerge each pancake-battered-dog in the hot oil for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat until each piglet-in-a-blanket is cooked. Eat with syrup (that's NOT optional...). That's it!

I hope serving these to the masses makes you popular. If it doesn't, well, you can still enjoy them in your lonesome.

*Signing off!*

-Zach

Linking up here.

18 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! I am a vegetarian so this is a great recipe for me to make with veggie sausage and breakfast corndogs are one of the things that I miss!!! I am hosting a linky party today at http://www.frugalfitfamily.com - swing by if you can..i would love for you to share!

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  2. Um, these are my favorite things ever. Most the time I just get lazy and wrap a pancake around a sausage, stab it with a fork, and dip in syrup. Making them your way however, would be much nicer (and probably taste way better too)!

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    Sarah
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  4. They served these at my high school and they were horrible--I imagine homemade they are fantastic though!

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  5. These sound like a great alternative to the jimmy dean griddle sticks my kids are always begging for. Will have to give this recipe a try this weekend.

    eatingmywaythrulife.blogspot.com

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    thanks

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  7. My kids love the not-so-good-for-you store bought ones, so I'm dying to try these... question; can they be 'deep' fried? Just put a few in the pan without holding them with the skewer? it would just make my life (morning...) easier. ;)

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  8. These look amazing. Visiting from the link up. Would love it if you stopped by and said hello on my blog.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  9. Tout cela est bien appétissant
    Je te souhaite une belle journée
    Valérie.

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  10. These looks like what I want for breakfast!, Pinned!

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  11. My three year old LOVES corn dogs! I will have to make these for her!

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  12. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured yesterday!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  13. These would certainly make one popular with the little ones! They always seem to like to dip their food. I know a few adults who would enjoy these, too! YUM

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  14. That annoying kid is crazy. These sound awesome!!

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  15. hi! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! This recipe is being featured in a sandwich roundup... posted NOW! Would love to have you add my button to this post to show off your feature! Come on over and check it out!!! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/04/sandwiches-that-will-knock-your-socks.html

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  16. Love this! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead. The party is open from 12 am Saturday, until 12 midnight Wednesday.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-11/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  17. These look amazing! Found them via Pinterest! I'll be featuring them tomorrow on my PINTASTIC Friday post--stop by to check it out! crazyloucreations.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend!
    Cindy

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    1. Aww you're so sweet! Thank you so much for featuring them! Zachary feels like a million bucks right now :) thanks for stopping by! I've liked ya on FB and I'm excited to see what's in store! :)

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