- 2 to 4 quarts vegetable or canola oil, for frying
- 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Hot sauce, optional
- 8 pre-cooked hot dogs or sausages
Fill a deep pot with oil enough oil to fully submerge your corn dogs and heat it to 360° F.
While the oil is heating, combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk in the egg, buttermilk, and hot sauce, if using.
Stick chopsticks or wooden skewers into your wieners. Once the oil is heated, pour the batter into a tall glass or jar and dip the wieners into the batter, covering them fully.
Fry them until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel to drain