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A mini corn dog with a bite taken out of it, in a basket of more corn dogs.

Mini Corn Dogs

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Dutch Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These hot dogs dipped in sweet cornmeal batter, otherwise known as corn dogs, are perfect for a fun appetizer or snack! Homemade Mini Corn Dogs are always a hit with kids and adults alike.


  • 1 (14- ounce) package Cocktail Wieners (Lit’l Smokies)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal (not stone ground)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 quart vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Line a plate with a paper towel. Place the cocktail wieners on the paper towel and pat dry. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the milk, egg, and honey. Add the milk mixture into the cornmeal mixture and stir until combined.
  4. In a heavy bottomed pot or a Dutch Oven, heat the oil until it reaches 350°F.
  5. When the oil is hot, working in small batches, dip each cocktail wiener in the batter using a fork tapping the excess off. (Alternatively, you can use a toothpick to dip into the batter and fry with the toothpick inserted) Carefully place each wiener into the hot oil and cook until golden brown on all sides, 2 – 3 minutes.
  6. Using a slotted spoon remove the corn dogs from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil. Repeat the process with the remaining cocktail wieners.
  7. Serve warm.


  • Another Frying Technique: Instead of using a fork to dip the cocktail wieners, you can use a toothpick to dip them into the batter, frying them with the toothpick inserted.
  • Check the Oil Temperature: We don’t want the oil to get much hotter than 350 degrees F, so having a thermometer on hand to check the temperature is always a good idea.
  • Pat the Hot Dogs Dry: If you don’t dry off the cocktail wieners before starting, the batter will have a tough time sticking to them.
  • What if the Batter Still isn’t Sticking? You may want to lightly coat your cocktail wieners in flour if the batter is not sticking to them.
  • Storage: Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in a preheated 375°F oven for 5 minutes, or until crispy and warm. Or reheat in the air fryer.
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