Homemade Corndogs: Make Your Own Cowboy ‘Dogs


Homemade Corndogs: Make Your Own Cowboy ‘Dogs

(Image: Screenshots from homemade corndogs video)

So you love eating corn dogs but you don’t want to wait for the [probably cancelled] state fair? Or maybe you need something to do during yet another round of COVID-19 shutdowns. Or heck, maybe you just want to make some homemade corndogs at hunt camp or the bugout cabin. Either way, this ought to help you out.

Cowboy cook Kent Rollins has a great personality for hosting videos, and he really knows his way around a camp kitchen. Who better to inform us on how to make our own corn dogs?

I confess I hold zero affection for corn dogs; they just don’t do it for me… possibly because the corn breading is somewhat sweet. But they wouldn’t be a thing if millions of folks didn’t love ’em!

I do like Kent’s addition of garlic; that makes just about everything better. It’s when he adds sugar that he loses me! No thanks. Make mine salty, not sweet. For that reason, I’d also pass on the honey he adds.

His ingredients include:

  • Beef hot dogs
  • Wooden sticks
  • Yellow corn meal
  • All-purpose flour
  • Garlic powder
  • Baking powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Seasoning of choice
  • Large egg
  • Avocado oil
  • Buttermilk
  • Honey
  • Grated white onion drained
  • Grated jalapeno
  • Peanut oil for frying

Want the recipe? Just click here to visit Kent’s website that has instructions and a printable recipe for these homemade corndogs.

What do you think about these DIY homemade corndogs? I think I’d rather have skillet-fried “cheesy dogs” like Mama used to make; split a hot dog lengthwise — almost split it like a hot dog bun, so you can open it up and scorch it some in a skillet, then melt some sliced cheese on top. Oh my oh my oh my! That is some hot dog goodness right there.

But if you prefer your wiener deep-fried and sweet, check out the video below. And enjoy your camp cookery.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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