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Paul B
11-06-2013, 08:52 PM
I know not bbq but I do throw some on the grill once in a while.

I need a recipe for a batter. This is my try:http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz211/PaulB12/20131103_182138.jpg (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/PaulB12/media/20131103_182138.jpg.html)
and was way too thick, although they did taste good.

Ideas???? Want the county fair type.

thanks,

Paul B
SS UDS

neuyawk
11-06-2013, 09:03 PM
They look pretty perfect to me! I'm assuming just thin out the batter with some more water?

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
11-06-2013, 09:04 PM
Looks just like a corn dog is supposed to look. Why do you think the batter was too thick?

BBQ-Jim
11-06-2013, 09:08 PM
Looks good to me also....

poorolddan
11-06-2013, 09:10 PM
What was the recipe you used

jeffjenkins1
11-06-2013, 09:12 PM
I always wanted to try these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p80LS_CCik

Jeff

dport7
11-06-2013, 09:20 PM
Looks good to me too, I like a thicker batter.
I'm gonna make a sourdough batter, starting tomorrow, have to try that on corn dogs.

When we do corn dogs over the fire, as long as the cast iron
deep frier is going, I batter and deep fry everything that gets in my way, cheese
brocoli, cauliflower, candy bars, etc, till the batter is all gone

dport7
11-06-2013, 09:26 PM
I always wanted to try these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p80LS_CCik

Jeff

I'm going to try that one also!

Paul B
11-06-2013, 09:26 PM
I had to paint the batter on it was so thick. I was going for a dip and drip and fry.....

Paul B

Paul B
11-06-2013, 09:31 PM
What was the recipe you used

1 c yellow corn meal
1 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 c white sugar ( I wanted a sweet batter )
4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 c buttermilk

Paul B

Grillman
11-06-2013, 10:20 PM
I know not bbq but I do throw some on the grill once in a while.

I need a recipe for a batter. This is my try:
and was way too thick, although they did taste good.

Ideas???? Want the county fair type.

thanks,

Paul B
SS UDS

Ad more liquid, (buttermilk, or water, or beer) a little at a time
until it is the thickness you want it to be.

jbuntingsr
11-06-2013, 10:42 PM
Yum looks good

retired trucker
11-06-2013, 10:54 PM
Try a box of "Jiffy Mix", not bad if you like a slightly sweet breading on your "dog". Thin as necessary to your liking. Down and dirty recipe my wife has used for years for the kids. As good or better than the pre-made frozen ones from the supermarket.

Blessings,
Omar

landarc
11-07-2013, 01:48 AM
I prefer to use corn flour instead of corn meal, it results in a smoother batter. And a little less flour. Also, I like to mix 1:3 baking soda to baking powder, the leavening is better.

JazzyBadger
11-07-2013, 01:57 AM
I use corn meal, but agree with Landarc's statement about the powder/soda ratios.
The other thing I do is batter them by inserting two toothpicks into the ends of the dog, then twisting it in the batter. I get a thin, even coat along the dogs, and then I throw them into the fry oil. Gets me the coating I crave every single time.

sliding_billy
11-07-2013, 04:35 AM
Nice and rustic looking. Great dogs.

Paul B
11-07-2013, 04:33 PM
Thanks for the different ideas, I will try and thin the batter.

And thanks for the :thumb: on the pic I posted, they were good but again looking for a thinner coating.

Paul B
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caseydog
11-07-2013, 04:38 PM
Here is an article about Fletcher's State Fair Corny Dogs -- arguably the first ever. Skip Fletcher shares his recipe for home-made corny dogs.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/how-fry-batch-corny-dogs

CD

Dave M
11-07-2013, 05:15 PM
I didn't watch the youtube vids posted above, so maybe they referenced Alton Brown. If not, do a search for Alton Brown corndogs. My wife makes them from time to time and you have to sit down before taking a bite or you're in danger of your knees buckling. :)

Paul B
11-07-2013, 08:28 PM
Here is an article about Fletcher's State Fair Corny Dogs -- arguably the first ever. Skip Fletcher shares his recipe for home-made corny dogs.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/how-fry-batch-corny-dogs

CD

Thanks, Caseydog, I copied and will give it a try.

Paul B
SS UDS

landarc
11-07-2013, 08:42 PM
My sister loved the Alton Brown recipe

colonel00
11-07-2013, 08:45 PM
At some fairs around here they have Grange Pups. Basically pancake batter instead of cornbread. Just throwing it out there in case you wanted to try something different.

Limp Brisket
11-07-2013, 09:25 PM
As CD's was, this is also out of Texas Monthly. I've made this recipe a few times, we really like them. Even though at the buttermilk ingredient in the recipe it states you want it kind of thick I didn't think the batter was thick at all.

Texas State Fair Corn Dogs

1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cornmeal (the pale-yellow floury stuff, not the stone-ground polenta type)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted bacon drippings
1 egg, beaten
1 to 1 1/3 cups buttermilk (you want the batter to be kind of thick)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 package of wieners (we liked Applegate’s Great Organic Uncured Beef)
oil for frying (we used peanut)

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add bacon drippings and mix well. Combine egg, buttermilk, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until smooth.

Heat 3 inches of oil in a heavy, deep pot to 375 degrees (be sure to use a thermometer, as proper temperature is key). Dry the wieners with paper towels, then impale them with bamboo skewers (get the ones with the pointed ends), leaving enough room for a good grip. Dip each dog in batter to coat, then fry in hot oil until a shade past golden brown, turning as necessary. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with—need I say it?—yellow mustard