How to Make Disneyland's Famous Corn Dogs at Home
Dreams really do come true — if you dream about deep fried hot dogs, that is.
Disneyland fans know that some of the park's greatest attractions are Space Mountain, the evening fireworks show, and the famous corn dogs from the Little Red Wagon.
Luckily, UPROXX has the perfect copycat recipe to satisfy your corn dog cravings even when you can't make it to Anaheim, California for the day.
To prepare corn dogs that rival Disney fare, you need to start with good ingredients. UPROXX recommends six thick, grass-fed organic hot dogs (Hebrew National is good), as well as cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sea salt, raw sugar, buttermilk, olive oil, and an egg.
Don't forget the sticks.
You’ll also need something for frying. Instead of shelling out for a deep fryer, the recipe recommends buying an affordable IKEA wok instead (this one retails for less than $10). According to UPROXX, it’s great for quick, shallow frying.
Place your new wok on a burner set to medium or medium-high. Heat up approximately three pints of a neutral cooking oil (grape seed or canola, for example) until the oil is about 350 degrees.
Slide the hot dogs about two-thirds of the way onto the skewers.
Whisk the dry ingredients together (one cup each of cornmeal and all-purpose flour, two tablespoons of raw sugar, two teaspoons of baking powder, and a pinch of sea salt) before adding in one cup of buttermilk, two tablespoons of olive oil, and the egg.
Mix until you have a thick batter — and enough to coat your hot dogs.
Test your batter before frying and be sure it puffs up and browns in less than 60 seconds. Then, place your coated dogs into the oil and cook for at least 45 seconds on each side. This will heat the hot dogs all the way through without burning the outer layer.
Place the corn dogs on paper towels to remove excess oil, and serve with ketchup and mustard. Mickey ears are not required, but they are encouraged.