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Hot Dog on a Stick

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 8 to 10 turkey hot dogs
  • 8 to 10 cups vegetable oil
  • 5 pairs chopsticks

Preparation:

Preheat oil in a deep pan or fryer to 375° F.

Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the milk and egg yolks to the dry ingredients and mix with an electric mixer on high speed until batter is smooth.

Dry off the hot dogs with a paper towel. Push the thin end of a single chopstick about half way into the end of each hot dog.

When the oil is hot, tip the bowl of batter so that you can completely coat each hot dog. Roll the hot dog in the batter until it is entirely covered. Hold the hot dog up by the stick and let some of the batter drip off. Quickly submerge the hot dog in the oil and spin it slowly so that the coating cooks evenly. After about 20 seconds you can use a lid to the deep fryer or pan to put weight on the stick, keeping the hot dog fully immersed in the oil. You can cook a couple dogs at a time this way.

Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until coating is dark brown. Turn them once or twice as they cook. Drain on paper towels.

Makes 8 to 10

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