I love corn dogs. As much as I love them, I sure don't make them often enough. I recently took my nephew to Disneyland and we both had one of their corn dogs and it reminded me just how much I love them. Now you can make your very own Copycat Disney Corn Dogs at home!
The first thing you will notice if you've ever been to Disneyland or Disneyworld and try this recipe is that they must use some sort of giant hot dog in theirs. My focus is more on their delicious batter than anything else. But if you know where to buy their weiners, let me know in the comments below.
💭 Cooking Tip
Make sure your oil reaches a temperature of 350°F. You will need a thermometer for this. Subsequently, do not let your oil go over 350°F as your batter will cook faster than the hot dog!
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 9 out of 10 in my opinion.
What is a corndog without a good mustard to go with it? Check out some of my awesome Mustard Recipes to go along with these Copycat Disneyland Corndogs. I love to drown my Corndogs in my Sweet Mustard. Delicious!
🥛 Buttermilk Substitution
If you don't have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes. Since this recipe calls for ¾ cup you will need to adjust accordingly.
Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!
💭 Can you freeze Corn Dogs
Yes you can freeze these corn dogs. Just let them cool completely after deep frying before placing them in a freezer bag. To reheat the corn dogs, bake them at 400°F for about 15 minutes.
💭 Deep Frying Oils
When it comes to Deep Frying food you want to choose an oil that has a high smoke point and neutral in flavor so it won't affect the flavor of whatever you are frying. Vegetable Oil, Corn Oil, Canola Oil and Peanut Oil are some of the more popular and affordable options.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Corn Dogs recipe from Disney (see recipe card for quantities): Yellow Cornmeal, All Purpose Flour, White Sugar, Salt, Baking Powder, Eggs, Honey, Buttermilk, Vegetable Oil and Hot Dogs.
🥣 How to make Copycat Disney Corn Dogs
In a large pot, heat the 4 cups of oil to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, all purpose flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the egg, honey, buttermilk and vegetable oil and until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Insert a skewer into each hot dog. Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass and dip one dog at a time into the batter, then place it into the hot oil to fry.
Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining hot dogs.
Copycat Disney Corn Dogs
- ¾ Cup Yellow Cornmeal
- ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 tablespoon White Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- ¾ Cup Buttermilk
- 2 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
- 6 Hot Dogs
- 4 Cups Vegetable Oil, for frying
- In a large pot, heat the 4 cups of oil to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, all purpose flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the egg, honey, buttermilk and vegetable oil and until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Insert a skewer into each hot dog. Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass and dip one dog at a time into the batter, then place it into the hot oil to fry.
- Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining hot dogs.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.