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Monday, July 13, 2009

Baked Corn Dogs

Baked Corn Dogs

Do you ever get those random cravings for foods you know you shouldn't be eating? Well normally when I get those cravings, I try and find a healthier way to satisfy them. This past week I have been amused reading the comments in Jezebel's Do You Have a Secret Culinary Life post. It is definitely comforting to know I am not the only one with questionable culinary habits when I am not cooking up something to share on this site. A lot of the comments mentioned hot dogs which of course got me craving hot dogs. I remembered these baked corn dogs I saw on Big Red Kitchen and Vanilla Sugar. I have been trying to organize/clean out my pantry in preparation for a party AND a move (busy month) and I found this box of corn muffin mix that I never used from a while back. These take about two minutes to mix together and will definitely satisfy any naughty cravings you may be having in a slightly healthier way.

Baked Corn Dogs
(Adapted from Big Red Kitchen and Vanilla Sugar)

Makes 3 servings

1-8.5 ounce package cornbread mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup shredded cheese
3 hot dogs
Ketchup and mustard for serving

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish.

In a large bowl, mix together the cornbread mix, egg, milk and cheese and spread evenly in the baking dish. Place the hot dogs an inch or two apart in the pan. Bake 15-20 minutes until the cornbread is cooked through. Cool for a bit then use a sharp knife to cut around each hot dog, making sure it is surrounded by cornbread.

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29 comments:

Kate @ Savour Fare said...

Love this! We ALWAYS have hot dogs (comes with the territory of having a toddler) but I've had to satisfy my corn dog cravings with the vegetarian ones. I love the things I cook right before moving -- usually vats of hummus, since I have a tendency to hoard chick peas.

Diana said...

I don't even like hot dogs (well aside from bbqed ones that are almost burned), but this looks muy delicious! I love the idea of the cornbread blanket!

The Duo Dishes said...

This just brings a smile to many faces. Totally trying this. Maybe we can make it even healthier with turkey or veggie dogs. Totally genius.

Evan said...

Damn, I wish I hadn't gone grocery shopping RIGHT BEFORE READING THIS! All is well, I will have to make this next week. Thanks for the easy meal idea.

A.M. said...

How fabulous! I loved corndogs as kid but never eat them anymore. I'm definitely going to have to try this approach, it's revived a childhood craving.

Marta said...

hahaha what an interesting dish!!! very creative and very appealing presentation! certainly a healthy alternative to the fried stuff!

Erica said...

This is such a fun looking dish! I love that its a healthier version of the original! Where are you moving? Are you excited about it?

Mary said...

I've filed this recipe for the folks in my family that like corn dogs. It's a fabulous recipe.

ttfn300 said...

hehe, very fun!

justJENN said...

I came here via foodlibrarian, only to see baked corn dogs, which I am posting this week too! The internet is a giant familiar circle!

Great blog, I'll be back to read more!

Kristen said...

I have a friend who makes little corn dog nuggets this way! I keep meaning to cook some up for my kiddos.

Reeni♥ said...

I love this idea! So cute - and yummy!

Cathy said...

I have never had a corn dog, but this may just be the way I need to try my first one!

Kerstin said...

Oh wow, they're SO cute! I've actually never had a corn dog (I was a super picky eater growing up so I never had them as a kid). They look delicious!

the epicurean's market said...

Now that's how you eat a hot dog! Looks fabulous! ~Mina

Esi said...

Kate - you're right, this would be great with veggie dogs. I hoard chickpeas too. I have four cans to go through in the next two weeks...yikes.

Diana, I love those burned to a crisp dogs at barbecues. Yum!

Duo Dishes, definitely agree about using veggie dogs.

Evan, any way to make a quick trip to the store? :)

AM, this is definitely a good way to relive a childhood favorite in a much less fat-ridden way.

Erica, I am just moving to a different part of town. I hate the physical act of moving so it will be a pain, but it will be nice to change. Been in my current place for a while.

JustJenn, Glad you like what you see. Hope you come back soon!

elly said...

I'm actually not a big corndog fan but these sound and look really good. I'll have to give this a try for my corndog-loving husband.

unconfidential cook said...

I LOVE this! I can't wait to make these...and so great for the kids!

Maria said...

How creative! I don't eat hot dogs, but still appreciate this one:)

Faith said...

This is such a creative idea...looks so fun!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's so great! A perfect combination!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jennifer said...

My husband survived on frozen prepared corn dogs before we married... he would LOVE these! Such an awesome idea, thanks!! :)

Deborah said...

I will admit that I LOVE hot dogs, and these look fantastic!

Brenda said...

I can't wait to try these!

Found you at foodgawker.

foodieonweightwatchers said...

Oh dear! That looks so amazing! I am going to need to try that very soon.

Lo said...

LOVE this idea... and it's so much easier than trying to get that darned hotdog on a stick! :)

Just found some awesome bison hotdogs at the store the other day. This might have to be one of the applications for them.

The Food Librarian said...

These look fantastic! I love love corndogs!

Cheryl said...

Wow I would not of thought of that and I LOVE corn dogs, I cant' wait to try this!

anna said...

This is such an awesome idea! It looks really yummy, too.