Nothing fancy this time around, but definitely something very tasty. I saw this recipe at the Big Red Kitchen and instantly had to try it. Ohhh was it good. Super easy to make and the best part? You can add as much stuff as you like to the corn dog batter. And I even made a second batch of corn dogs using veggie hot dogs and it was just as super tasting as long as you get the better veggie dogs like Field Roast or Light Life. Those two are the best tasting in my opinion.
Plus the hubby ate it, which is another plus as it's impossible coming up with new recipes for fussy him. If you have fussy eaters at home I'm certain they'll eat this right up.
Baked Corn Dogs
Adapted from http://www.bigredkitchen.com/2008/10/baked-corn-dogs.html
3 cups yellow self-rising corn meal mix
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup of shredded Colby jack
A couple pinches of cayenne pepper (add as much or as little or none)
7 hot dogs
Preheat oven to 425°.
In a stand mixer, mix all of the ingredients but the hot dogs together.
Once the mix is smooth, pour into a very greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place the hot dogs in the batter so that the dogs are placed 3 inches apart. So that’s about 7 vertically placed hot dogs across the top and then the rest placed horizontally on the bottom. See picture. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until corn bread is cooked through.
Let cool slightly, then with a sharp knife cut around each hot dog insuring each dog is surrounded by corn bread.
Serve with favorite condiments.
What I did differently: The original recipe called for using 10 hot dogs, I don’t know how they got them in there, but you can experiment. Be really careful how you place the hot dogs in the batter as you want a 2-inch border around each dog. I added the heat and cheese to this and it was awesome. Next time I make these I’m adding some chopped jalapenos to it. Yeah!
And if you want to make mini appetizers try using those little smokies for this. I’m sure it would be awesome.
My baked beans are nothing more than a large can of Bush's Baked Beans (boston or molasses flavor) with 1/2 cup of brown sugar, couple dashes of heat, 1 tb of molasses, 1 tb of ketchup, salt & pepper, and 1/2 cup of thick cut cooked bacon, chopped into big chunks. Mix all together in a casserole dish, reheat in oven at 400 degrees until bubbly.
Esi at Dishing Up Delights. I get a lot of my inspiration from her. I don't know how she makes so many fabulous dishes in a week. Where does she get the time? And she always asks me about my creativity, when I think she's far more creative.