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Hot Dog on a Stick Corn Dogs and Cheese on a Stick

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“This is a copycat recipe for the fast food chain Hot Dog on a Stick's Corn Dogs and Cheese on a Stick.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups pancake mix (Bisquick or your favorite brand)
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 whole eggs, slightly beaten
  • 6 cups water
  • 8 hot dogs, not frozen (wipe dry with paper towels)
  • 1 (1 lb) package cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch x 3 inch sticks
  • wooden popsicle sticks (enough to stick everything)
  • canola oil, for frying
  • spicy mustard, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine pancake mix and cornmeal. Stir to combine. Add eggs and water, adding more water as needed for the batter to become slightly thick. Start out by adding 4 cups, then work your way up to 6 cups or more.
  2. In a deep fryer or large skillet, heat canola oil over medium high heat. Drop in a bit of batter to see if it's ready. The batter should immediately start to sizzle but should not immediately brown/burn. Insert sticks into hot dogs so that they're 2/3 of the way through. Do the same with the cheese sticks.
  3. Depending on size of your fryer or large skillet, dip a combination of hot dogs and cheese into the batter and allow excess to drip off for a couple of seconds. Carefully drop into the oil (stick and all) and use tongs or a spoon to make sure it doesn't hit the bottom of the pan and stick.
  4. Flip it here and there to ensure even browning, and remove them from the oil when the outside is deep golden brown (2 to 3 minutes). Serve with spicy mustard.

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