Some of my favorite childhood memories growing up in northern Idaho were the Kootenai County State Fair and the Julyamsh Pow Wow of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. I’ve always loved being surrounded by big community celebrations and fair food is ingrained in those memories – hot and greasy and so, so delicious. At just 40 calories a pop, you can share a plate of these baked bites and not go into a fair-food coma for the rest of the afternoon.
Hot dogs are not my thing – I will take a burger every single time, thanks – but there’s a nostalgia about corn dogs that I can’t resist. Give these bites a try and you’ll be hooked again too!
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 3 T. sugar
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 T. vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 4 jumbo hot dogs cut into 8 pieces
Preheat oven to 425°.
Mix together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, vegetable oil, and egg.
Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. Use a tablespoon to fill each cup about halfway full. Press a slice of hot dog into each so the top of the slice is level with the batter.
Bake at 425° for 8 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce!