State Fair Corn Dogs

I've always loved eating corn dogs at the state fair and finally decided to try my hand at a homemade version. These are pretty good. Taste them and see for yourself. My family loved them. We will be heading to the Kansas State Fair this weekend, where our daughters, The Vogts Sisters, will be performing. Learn more about that HERE.

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon dried chives
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
dash of black pepper
12-16 Oscar-Meyer Beef Franks
Oil for deep-fat frying

In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, chives, baking powder, seasoned salt, and onion powder. Add buttermilk, egg, and mustard. Mix well. Pour mixture into a tall glass for dipping.

For best results, pat dry the franks with a paper towel to remove excess moisture from them. Coat franks with a thin layer of cornstarch to help batter stick to franks. Skewer hot dogs with wooden skewers. (We used bamboo skewers but they were a little long and somewhat flimsy.) Dip franks in mixture, using a twisting motion as you raise it up. Allow some batter to drip off. Place in a 375 degree preheated deep fryer or electric skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides (about 2 minutes on each side). Drain on paper towels. Dip in ketchup and/or mustard. Makes 12-16 corn dogs. Yum!
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