Indulge in the Irresistible Delight of Breakfast Corn Dogs

I have a confession to make: I am absolutely obsessed with breakfast food. There’s just something so comforting about a hearty morning meal that sets the tone for the rest of the day. And when you combine that with my love for all things junk food, you get the mouth-watering creation known as breakfast corn dogs.

These breakfast corn dogs are the perfect fusion of classic American breakfast and fairground favorites. Imagine fluffy pancakes wrapped around savory breakfast sausages, cooked to golden perfection. They are incredibly easy to make, even for those who aren’t seasoned chefs. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you!

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

To make these irresistible breakfast corn dogs at home, you’ll need just a handful of ingredients:

  • Pancake Batter: You can use store-bought pancake mix or your favorite pancake recipe. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try my own pancake recipe.
  • Breakfast Sausages: Choose your favorite brand of breakfast sausages. I personally recommend Farmer John or Jimmy Dean.
  • Oil for Frying: Vegetable oil, canola oil, shortening, or coconut oil will all work perfectly.
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar

Note: A typical pancake batter recipe will make more than enough for 8 breakfast corn dogs. You can either adjust the recipe to make a smaller batch or use the leftover batter to make regular pancakes.

Step 2: How to Make Breakfast Corn Dogs at Home

Start by cooking the breakfast sausages. You can use brands like Farmer John, Johnsonville, or Jimmy Dean. Place a large skillet on the stove and set the heat to medium. No need to add oil to the pan. Cook the sausages until they are nicely browned, turning them occasionally for even cooking. The internal temperature should reach about 165°F to ensure they are fully cooked and safe to eat.

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While the sausages are cooking, heat a deep pot with about an inch to an inch and a half of oil over medium heat. The oil should reach a temperature of 350°F.

Once the sausages are cooked, remove them from the heat and place them on paper towels to absorb any excess grease. After they have cooled slightly, insert a bamboo skewer or popsicle stick into each sausage.

Now it’s time to prepare the pancake batter!

Step 3: Make the Pancake Batter

For breakfast corn dogs, we use a pancake batter as the outer coating instead of a traditional cornmeal-based batter. Use your favorite homemade pancake batter or a store-bought mix. Follow the instructions provided on the package or in your chosen recipe.

Note: The pancake batter recipe will likely make more batter than you need for 8 to 16 breakfast corn dogs. Adjust the measurements according to your desired quantity.

Step 4: How to Cook Breakfast Corn Dogs

Dip each sausage on a stick into the pancake batter. You can either leave the sausages in the bowl of batter or pour some batter into a tall glass for easier dipping.

Gently place the coated sausages into the hot oil. Be careful not to drop them in but rather lay the top part in the oil before releasing the stick. Cook 3 to 5 breakfast corn dogs at a time, depending on the size of your pot. Avoid overcrowding them as they cook very quickly. It only takes about a minute or two for them to turn golden brown.

If needed, use tongs to rotate the breakfast corn dogs to ensure even cooking. Once golden brown, remove them from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

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Dust the breakfast corn dogs with powdered sugar, dip them in maple syrup, or get creative with a flavored fruit syrup like strawberry sauce. Serve them immediately and savor each delicious bite!

How Long Do Breakfast Corn Dogs Last?

Once completely cooled, you can store any leftover breakfast corn dogs in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator for a few days. If you have a surplus, you can also freeze them for a few months. Simply reheat them in the microwave or oven when you’re ready to enjoy them again.

Can I Use Keto or Gluten-Free Pancake Mix?

Absolutely! Feel free to use any pancake recipe or mix that suits your dietary needs or preferences. Experiment with different flavors and textures to create your perfect breakfast corn dog experience.

If you’re ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the best of breakfast and junk food, give these breakfast corn dogs a try. They are the ultimate treat for those who enjoy indulging in hearty, flavorful meals. Make them for a special weekend brunch or surprise your family with a unique breakfast twist. You won’t be disappointed!

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