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Hepcat

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Corndogs! Mon, 10/4/04 5:27 PM (permalink)
Corndogs! Mmmmmmm, mmmmmmm! One of my favourite delicacies! But can really good corndogs be found anywhere but at a fair or carnival?





 
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    chicagostyledog

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    RE: Corndogs! Mon, 10/4/04 8:48 PM (permalink)
    The answer to your corn dog question is in Springfield, Illinois at the Cozy Dog Drive-In. www.cozydogdrivein.com

     
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      Hepcat

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      RE: Corndogs! Mon, 10/4/04 10:03 PM (permalink)
      A good start to be sure! We need broader coverage of the continent though.

       
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        Shane

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        RE: Corndogs! Mon, 10/4/04 11:06 PM (permalink)
        Cozy Drive In - say no more...
         
        #4
          Sundancer7

          RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 6:06 AM (permalink)
          At all of the NHRA events, hot fresh corn dogs are available. I watch them and when they pull them out of the oil, I ask for that particular one. I cover it with mustard and ketchup and enjoy while it is hot.

          Watch the Sundacer live in Las Vegas on 10/29 at the NHRA races on ESPN

          That is the only way I like the corn dogs is hot and fresh.
          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
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            alesrus

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            RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 12:05 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Sundancer7

            At all of the NHRA events, hot fresh corn dogs are available. I watch them and when they pull them out of the oil, I ask for that particular one. I cover it with mustard and ketchup and enjoy while it is hot.

            Watch the Sundacer live in Las Vegas on 10/29 at the NHRA races on ESPN

            That is the only way I like the corn dogs is hot and fresh.
            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN


            Which car is yours Sundancer? Good luck.
            Also

            I love the idea of a corndog but I have never had a fresh one. I will have to keep my eye open next time I am at the county fair.
             
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              emsmom

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              RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 1:18 PM (permalink)
              I remember years ago at Myrtle Beach at the Pavilion Area, a man used to run a corn dog stand and cooked them fresh . He had a dip mixture.
              I think it was mustard and ketchup mixed and maybe something else.
              Those were so good with that dipping sauce. Now everything looks like the frozen stuff. They also used to have big ears of corn on a stick like the corn dog that they would dip in melted butter and you could sit on the benches there and have your corn dog and/or corn on the cob and look out at the ocean.
               
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                syrup

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                RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 1:56 PM (permalink)
                I remember a camping trip to Michigan's Pictured Rocks, back in 1980 when somebody made a Campfire Corn Dog. Basically it was a hot dog covered in Bisquick fried over an open fire.
                It was really good and I've never tasted a Corn Dog quite likw it.
                 
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                  wheregreggeats.com

                  RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 2:33 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Sundancer7

                  At all of the NHRA events, hot fresh corn dogs are available. I watch them and when they pull them out of the oil, I ask for that particular one. I cover it with mustard and ketchup and enjoy while it is hot.

                  Watch the Sundacer live in Las Vegas on 10/29 at the NHRA races on ESPN

                  That is the only way I like the corn dogs is hot and fresh.
                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN


                  Race fans who go to The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours at Sebring, Florida in March get the best corn dogs.

                  I attend every year and am around during the week before. We all count the minutes until the corn dog guy fires things up.

                  I'm always interested in good food in and around race tracks -- I go to 20-some-odd races a year. Maybe this would be a viable topic.
                   
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                    festivalfood

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                    RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 7:55 PM (permalink)
                    I have never been to CozyDog but they look good.I have never had a corndog made with a good quality dog,sure the batter was great but the hot dog inside was always a cheap nasty tasting thing.Now a corndog with a good quality snappy dog inside would be pure heaven!
                    Anyone ever have a baked corndog?Sure the fried variety is more flavorful with all that grease dripping down your chin.About two years ago I bought a commercial corndog maker off of Ebay,it is a kind used in Japan,it is about 12" wide and 36"long and about 12"high.It is all stainless and and it has 24 teflon coated wells that you put the dogs and batter in and it bakes the corn dogs,the whole thing is gas fired and used commercially in Japan,I never seen one before,and have never seen one since,it was brand new complete with supplies,the seller inherited it from his Japanese father inlaw who brought it from Japan but never used it,I think I paid$325 for it .I still have not used it yet,I am a nut for buying equipment,I was just wondering if anyone has ever seen one before.I have seen the kind that bakes corndogs like a waffle baker,but never one like this before.
                     
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                      festivalfood

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                      RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 7:58 PM (permalink)
                      I do have to admit Hepcat your pictures of those awesome looking corndogs are making me drool!!
                       
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                        chicagostyledog

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                        RE: Corndogs! Tue, 10/5/04 11:26 PM (permalink)
                        I've always enjoyed corn dogs at the Wisconsin State Fair much better than anywhere else. The enjoyment comes from the wonderful scent of the food being prepared, the experience of watching the food being prepared, and just being there right in the middle of this once a year experience. It's one of those few times that cost, calories, conscience, and cholesterol are not any part of my vocabulary. A
                        "Food Conscience" is not allowed at these type of events, unless, of course, you're a glutton for punishment.
                         
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                          michaelgemmell

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                          RE: Corndogs! Wed, 10/6/04 4:39 PM (permalink)
                          Our fellow poster Red Patti recommended the corn dogs at Disneyland to us when we were there last August, and they were delicious. You get them at this food truck that never goes anywhere. Sorry, I can't remember just where it was. Patti?
                           
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                            UncleVic

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                            RE: Corndogs! Fri, 10/8/04 12:08 AM (permalink)
                            Festivalfood, dont look at the following link! Others can try to make their own: http://www.prontopup.net/
                             
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                              jellybear

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                              RE: Corndogs! Fri, 10/8/04 10:13 AM (permalink)
                              Where is the recipe for the corn dog?I could not find it.Anyone know of a good one ?
                               
                              #15
                                Tony Bad

                                RE: Corndogs! Fri, 10/8/04 10:26 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Hepcat

                                Corndogs! Mmmmmmm, mmmmmmm! One of my favourite delicacies! But can really good corndogs be found anywhere but at a fair or carnival?


                                Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmmmm indeed. I had a good one at the Union Fair (Maine) this summer, and a not so good one at a local fair here in NY.

                                Dune Dog in Jupiter Florida has great dogs, and great corn dogs, as well as a darn fine fish sandwich. Hope they made it through the recent hurricanes okay...it wasn't what I'd call a real substantial building!

                                 
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                                  festivalfood

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                                  RE: Corndogs! Fri, 10/8/04 8:46 PM (permalink)
                                  Hey Unclevic,Thanks for the link!I have scaled back on buying equipment.I have enough for two lifetimes now,2 tractor trailers full as I type this.I dabble a little selling on ebay,but do alot more buying than selling!
                                   
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                                    UncleVic

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                                    RE: Corndogs! Mon, 10/11/04 10:04 AM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by festivalfood

                                    Hey Unclevic,Thanks for the link!I have scaled back on buying equipment.I have enough for two lifetimes now,2 tractor trailers full as I type this.I dabble a little selling on ebay,but do alot more buying than selling!


                                    No problem... But then when would ones collection be complete without a custom corn dog cooker??
                                     
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                                      UncleVic

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                                      RE: Corndogs! Mon, 10/11/04 10:07 AM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by jellybear

                                      Where is the recipe for the corn dog?I could not find it.Anyone know of a good one ?


                                      Here's one... I can email or post more if ya need... But this one pretty well covers it...

                                      Corn Dogs

                                      1 cup corn meal
                                      1 cup all-purpose flour
                                      2 tablespoons sugar
                                      2 teaspoons baking powder
                                      1/2 teaspoon salt
                                      1 egg, slightly beaten
                                      1 cup milk
                                      2 tablespoons melted shortening
                                      1 pound frankfurters
                                      Wooden skewers
                                      1. Mix corn meal with flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg and milk; blend in melted shortening. Mix well.
                                      2. Skewer frankfurters and dip in batter. Stand skewer-side up and fry in deep-fat fryer at 350*F (175*C) until golden brown, about 2 or 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.
                                      Makes 8 servings.
                                       
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                                        Dr of BBQ

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                                        RE: Corndogs! Mon, 10/11/04 8:31 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by chicagostyledog

                                        The answer to your corn dog question is in Springfield, Illinois at the Cozy Dog Drive-In. www.cozydogdrivein.com
                                        I'm from Springfield and the Cozy Dog Drive in has been one of my favorites for over 30 years. By the way they will sell you the dry mix to make Cozy Dogs just call them. The owner is a very close friend and I eat there once or twice a month.
                                        Dr of BBQ

                                         
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                                          Redskin204

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                                          RE: Corndogs! Sat, 10/23/04 2:52 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                          At all of the NHRA events, hot fresh corn dogs are available. I watch them and when they pull them out of the oil, I ask for that particular one. I cover it with mustard and ketchup and enjoy while it is hot.

                                          Watch the Sundacer live in Las Vegas on 10/29 at the NHRA races on ESPN

                                          That is the only way I like the corn dogs is hot and fresh.
                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN


                                          I am a diehard lifelong drag racing fan (fanatic is more like it), and I try to make the Dallas/Ennis race every year. I also managed to attend Houston/Baytown in 2002 but that was the last time I made it down there because it's just so far from my home.

                                          You are right on the money about the corndogs at the NHRA tracks. Seriously good eating. I also like their turkey legs, even though they're a bit too much for me to finish on my own.

                                          Best wishes for Vegas.

                                          Redskin204
                                           
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                                            AndreaB

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                                            RE: Corndogs! Mon, 05/26/08 9:10 AM (permalink)
                                            Heck yes you can find good corn dogs outside a fair or carnival --- the State Fair brand in the freezer at the grocery is great --- we bought a box last week and have been enjoying them. The only thing missing is the atmosphere of the carnival/fair but that's ok --- they taste great!

                                            Andrea
                                             
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                                              mbrookes

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                                              RE: Corndogs! Tue, 05/27/08 12:50 PM (permalink)
                                              There is a huge difference in corn dogs and Pronto Pups. Given my druthers, it will be a Pronto Pup every time. The batter is better and the outside is crunchier. Mustard only, please.
                                               
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                                                guspas

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                                                RE: Corndogs! Tue, 06/3/08 12:11 AM (permalink)
                                                there is a big difference between freshly made corn dogs and what u find in the freezer
                                                 
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                                                  Hepcat

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                                                  RE: Corndogs! Wed, 05/11/11 3:10 PM (permalink)
                                                  I still haven't found any corn dogs better than those served on the midway of the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto the three weeks prior to Labour Day.
                                                   
                                                  Several years ago I stumbled upon Caruso's Corn Dog stand in Port Stanley just south of London, Ontario though. But it was closed for the season - and never reopened.
                                                   

                                                   
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                                                    claracamille

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                                                    RE: Corndogs! Sat, 05/14/11 8:41 AM (permalink)
                                                    The very best corndogs have to come from state & county fairs, or local festivals.  I want to see them dip the hotdog in the cormeal battery & make sure they fry my corndog crisp.  Lots of mustard.
                                                    I will order corndogs locals from local drive-ins for example because I love them,but getting a freshly made one is the best.
                                                     
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                                                      Vince Macek

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                                                      Re:Corndogs! Sat, 05/14/11 9:58 AM (permalink)
                                                      I give you Jim Stacy, the hardest working man in Atlanta:
                                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f2wIAVDFEA
                                                      You can tell you're at a class street festival when you see the Pallookaville trailer.
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        Sundancer7

                                                        RE: Corndogs! Sat, 05/14/11 11:00 AM (permalink)
                                                        guspas


                                                        there is a big difference between freshly made corn dogs and what u find in the freezer

                                                        I totally agree however I have bought State Fair several times and I find that the slightly sweet batter and the dog is not bad.  Under no circumstance are they as good as a fresh fried corn dog but in the evening when the need approaches, they work.
                                                         
                                                        Paul E. Smith
                                                        Knoxville, TN 
                                                         
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