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Corn Puppies

This recipe is by Andria Scott Hurst from Southern Living (June 1997).

Recipe Makes 10 Corn Puppies

Whatcha Need:

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 10 hot dogs
  • 10 6-inch wooden skewers
  • Vegetable oil

Whatcha Do:

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in the center. Combine egg and milk; add to corn-meal mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  2. Insert a wooden skewer in 1 end of each hot dog, leaving a 2- to 3-inch handle. Dip each into batter, coating completely.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 4 to 5 inches into a large heavy saucepan; heat to 375°. Fry hot dogs 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.
  4. Drain on paper towels; serve with ketchup and mustard.

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