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16 Aug, 2012

Hot dogs are bad for you. Especially these ones.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

As some of you already know, I’ve been slowly posting my recipes over on Recipes.ca. (I am the site editor so it’s only fitting.) But this recipe one is so easy (and kind of awful) and I’m too embarrassed to post it over there. So I’m posting it here! Ha!

It is the Absolute and Very Opposite of my normal quest for healthy living and healthy eating, but I had an idea and I wanted to try it.

So here is my awful but awfully good homemade corn dog recipe

I went to Bulk Barn and picked up some powdered corn bread mix. And then I lost the instructions to go with it.

So I guessed. I poured some of the mix into a shallow bowl, added enough water to make it into a thick goop, and gave it a swift stir-around with a fork.

And then I rolled chicken weiners in it, one at a time. The batter didn’t adhere very well, but hey, that didn’t matter. I did what I could.

And then I dropped the corn-mix-coated hot dogs in a hot frying pan that had a few glugs of canola oil in it, and I fried them until they were brown. They sure didn’t look pretty I tell ya:


Oh, they were hot and crispy and terrible… terribly good dipped in a bit of dijon mustard.

Corn dog recipe

So that’s what we had for lunch yesterday. They were good. Too good. Don’t make these, you will regret it, and you will never buy Pogos in the store ever again. Amen.

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3 Responses to "Hot dogs are bad for you. Especially these ones."

1 | Vi

August 16th, 2012 at 10:54 am


No embarrassment necessary. These look yummy.

2 | Caroline Ives

August 16th, 2012 at 12:17 pm


Yum. I’m going to Bulk Barn tomorrow!!

3 | Kim

August 16th, 2012 at 2:59 pm


I just might have to make these. Just once…I hope.:-)
If you do get that craving for more, Bulk Barn’s website has instructions for their mixes.

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