E3 Corndogs

This week is the famous E3 Video game series of company events advertising the year to come in consoles; technology and games. It is based in the US and live streamed via Twitch and Youtube and for the first time at slightly less unsociable times of the day.

Last night started with Xbox showcasing their Xbox One X product at a super ridiculous price of $499 which will likely be matched in the UK at £499. Anyway, myself and my other half get into the US spirit by making themed food to go with it. Therefore, the first mandatory item was Corndogs. I’m using cups as my form of measurement which is not very English and the definition is literally that.. grab a normal sized coffee cup. It more important that your relative proportions are correct and you check the thickness of the batter rather than get the grams right for your mix.


2 cups pancake mix (ready made stuff. I had some Buttermilk mix in. You can buy this in England)

1 cup Cornmeal (or semolina if you struggle)

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 tablespoon honey

Pinch of salt and pepper

1 tablespoon sugar

Packet or tin or hot dogs

Packet of BBQ skewers or lollipop skewers (soak the in water for a few hours so they don’t burn)

Ketchup and Mustard

US food baskets (optional)

High heat oil such as Canola or Sunflower



  1. Mix together in a bowl or jug so it’s super thick. Try to go slowly with the milk to do this rather than the other way around making the mix too floury
  2. Push the dogs onto the sticksIMG_9695
  3. Pour the batter into a tall container if its not already. Dip the dogs into the batter so they give a thick coating (mine was so thick they stood upIMG_9705
  4. Heat about an inch oil is a pan so it’s bubbling hot
  5. Lay the dogs down slowly and away from you so you don’t splash yourself
  6. Cook for 3 mins roughly so they are golden brown. I left mine a little too long so they were a bit dark but lovely none the less
  7. Lay onto kitchen paper to drain and serve warmIMG_9706
  8. Mix together (swirl) ketchup and mustard in a small pot for an authentic dipping sauce

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