I did include the recipe that I received the inspiration from but I made a few tweaks. I did make these with regular hot dogs the first time but they just didn't taste right.. at least not for us. In a pinch (since they are cheaper, regular hot dogs do work they just don't taste like authentic corn dogs). So I decided to try the Hewbrew Nationals the next time.. and they were MUCH better. They just added something that was missing with the original recipe. Another ingredient I like to add is honey. I know I use honey a lot.. but the ones you buy at the store have the honey crust and I like it!! (Like I said before, this is our personal preference). I also found that using the toothpicks made them easier to fry and they came out really pretty!! I used just enough oil to cover them without the toothpicks being immersed. You may also want to use more than one package.. although I thought that one would be plenty since you are cutting them up into minis there were not leftovers. So after that experience I started buying multiple packages and making extra so that I could freeze them. They freeze well and can be baked in the oven again so they are nice and crispy... however if you're feeling lazy they can just as easily be microwaved for a late night snack or quick lunch.
I am loving these homemade ventures! I'm finding much satisfaction out of making our own homemade versions of our favorite foods rather than getting less for more and also a bunch of random ingredients.. at least when I make them at home I know exactly what goes in them.
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