Summer bring about an entirely different taste palette. Gone are the needs for warm, comfort food and full bellies, to be replaced with fresh food grown in our garden, casual meals on a patio and who could forget the delicious foods served at the carnival! Fried fair foods, such as corn dogs, blooming onions, and burgers, are some of our favorites. Living a gluten free lifestyle means my days of these delicious foods are no longer possible (unless someone creates a gluten free fair…there’s dreaming!). As a result, I’m forced to create my own.
This week’s taste bud tickler is the good old fashion corndog! Quick and easy, it the perfect way to celebrate a night at the fair!
INTERESTING CORNDOG FACT:
-Nobody knows who really created the corndog. A US patent was filed in 1927 describing an article of food that was dipped in a coating, deep fried then placed on a stick, but nobody is sure that this was patent for the corndog.
– Neil Fletcher stakes claim for creating the first corndog in 1938 when he first served it at theTexas State Fair
-Corndogs were usually sold as ‘street food’ or ‘fast food’, until recently when they became popular in the freezer section of the North American supermarket
-Typical condiments used on a corndog include ketchup, mustard, relish, and mayonnaise.
-National corndog day is the first Saturday in March.
-The corndog has many names such as POGO (Canada), Panchukers (Argentina), American Dogs (Japan), Dagwood Dog, Pluto Pup, or Dippy Dog (Australia- different names for different regions), Hot Dog (New Zealand and South Korea), etc.
-Small corndogs are called ‘corn pups’, ‘mini corndogs’, or ‘corndog nuggets’.
Gluten Free Mini Corndog Muffins
- 1 Cup Rice Flour
- 1 Cup finely ground cornmeal
- 4 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of softened butter
- 8-10 hotdogs cut in 1 inch pieces
- Preheat oven to 425 F
- Mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and sugar together until well combined.
- Add milk, egg, and butter. Beat until smooth. (Approx 1 min~Don’t over beat!)
- , Spray muffin tin well with cooking spray.
- Add 2 Tbsp of batter and place one piece of hotdog in the center of the tin.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with your favourite dipping sauce and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from IowaGirlEats