Mini Corn Dogs

What’s better than corn dogs? Cute Mini Corn Dogs! Set up a dipping bar of ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, ketchup and mustard to let guests pick their dip of choice.

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3⁄4 cup Yellow Corn Meal
  • 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3⁄4 cup whole milk
  • 20 Cocktail Smokies
  • 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
  • Canola oil, as needed
  • Mustard, to serve
  • Ketchup, to serve


  • Fill a heavy-duty 3-quart medium pot with 2” canola oil. Heat on medium until 350°F registers on a thermometer.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add egg and milk. Stir until mixture is combined.
  • Insert a toothpick into each cocktail dog. Place cornstarch in a shallow dish.
  • When oil is hot, dredge cocktail dog in cornstarch and then dip in cornmeal mixture, coating dog entirely. Immediately add to hot oil (toothpick and dog), cooking 4 or 5 pieces at a time.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Continue until all the smokies are cooked. Serve with ketchup and mustard.