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Korean-Inspired Corn Dogs

Korean-Inspired Corn Dogs

June 14, 2022 2 min read

Our last recipe got us thinking: what if we re-imagined the corn dog altogether?

During our research, we stumbled across the Korean Corn Dog and found out that someone beat us to the punch!

In South Korea, the street vendors broke all the traditional rules. Why not use bread crumbs and fish cakes instead of corn meal batter? Could we make it sweet instead of savory? Let's stuff it with cheese.

Inspired by these inventive South Korean chefs, we took the best part of the everyone's favorite State Fair snack and added crunchy potatoes & bell peppers. As mad food scientists go, we concede that we're venturing into Dr. Frankenstein territory!

What's the best way to describe this insane concoction? Imagine if a french fry and a corn dog went on a few dates (with chicharrones chaperones), but decided to just be friends. If there's ever an instance where getting friend-zoned ain't that bad, here it is, America!

Shout out to the Korean street food vendors who made this delicacy possible!



INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Korean BBQ pork rinds or your favorite flavor crushed into a fine panko bread crumb
  • 6 hot dogs of your choosing (don't tell anyone, but we like all-beef)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound frozen home fries, thawed
  • Your favorite frying oil
  • 6 wooden skewers, ideally 8-9 inches in length

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oil to 400°F.
  2. Tenderly mix crushed pork rinds, flour and cornmeal.
  3. With purpose, stir in oil, one egg, and milk, and mix into a well-formed batter.
  4. Spread the thawed home fries onto a plate.
  5. Place your hot dogs onto skewers, but don't enjoy it too much, creep!
  6. Using a spatula, completely coat the hot dog in the batter.
  7. Roll your battered hot dog in the thawed home fries. Use your hands and press the home fries into the batter.
  8. Fry until golden brown, about 90 seconds. Use this moment to appreciate the Korean street food vendors who made this snack possible.

PREP TIME

10 minutes

SERVINGS

6 servings

CAN I USE AN AIR-FRYER?

Yep. But it's going to take some modifications depending on your equipment.

For your average-sized air fryer, we suggest cutting the hot dogs and skewers in half so they fit in the basket.

We've found that a temperature of around 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes seems to do best with our air fryer. We flip the corn dogs at 4 minutes and check them every minute or two until golden brown.

Just keep in mind that all air fryers are different. Consult your air fryer's directions for temperatures, settings, and cook times that are specific to your machine.