State Fair inspired Baby Sausage Dogs has cornmeal breading on a Lil smokey sausage. You can make this kid-approved, family favorite any time of year!
I had an idea to tempt Lincoln to try new food. You see, he’s a terribly picky eater. I totally understand that.
I wanted to make small corn dogs, but I knew Lincoln would not dare try them. Usually, if he helps make something, he’ll at least try it. I thought if we used Lil Smokies instead of hot dogs that I would have a better chance.It was a total success. Both Lincoln and Ryder helped make these Baby Sausage Dogs. And both ate and liked them! Score!!
These are my two babies! Lincoln and Ryder. They’re as different as daylight and dark. Lincoln (left) won’t at anything. Ryder eats everything. We actually did a Fifty New Foods Challenge for Lincoln last year to try and expand his food appreciation.Here are a couple of dishes that he tried and liked!
Chicken Taco Bites
JP’s Steak Bites
Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin
We’re still working on fruits and vegetables!
BABY SAUSAGE DOGS
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Baby Sausage Dogs
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- 2 quarts vegetable or peanut oil
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 pack Lil Smokies cocktail sausages
- Place one Lil Smokie on end of skewer. Set aside.
- Mix flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. Stir. Dip sausage in dry mix and set aside.
- In another bowl, mix honey, egg, and milk. Add to flour mixture. Stir to combine. Set aside 4 to 5 minutes to thicken.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees.
- Dip sausages into batter. Rotate to coat evenly. Submerge in hot oil and fry until browned about 4 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a wire rack in a 200 degree oven until all dogs are cooked. Serve immediately with ketchup and Honey Mustard
Do you cook with your kids?
What dishes do you enjoy cooking with them?
Look what else we made! Fried Oreos!
I had Oreos from this recipe and gave it a whirl. The boys had never seen Fried Oreos at the Fair so it was big fun to them!
Viki Wickstrom says
If I make this the night before how can I store it? Can I put them in a container and in the fridge?
Yes, after they’re cooked, store in an airtight container where they’re not touching or they’ll stick. They you can heat them up in the oven or microwave, the oven will make the outside crisper
Viki Wickstrom says
Do I need to keep the cocktail links
on the skewers while cooking them?
You don’t have to you could just drop them in. I did put the skewers on before I cooked them and used them as a handle to hold in the oil.
Erin @ Table for 7 says
Those are awesome! My kids would love them too 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at Share your Stuff Tuesdays Paula!!
Vonda B says
Good idea!!! None of my bunch are fans of hot dogs either… and Bo is my picky one. I’m not good at deep frying though… think the stove eye is not getting hot enough? I have a baby fry daddy somewhere I got as a wedding gift we should be using! Any tips for deep fat frying?
I have to use a thermometer to keep the temp right, that’s the key. But we don’t fry very often. And do it outside if you can or else boil water and white vinegar on the stove to get rid of the smell.
Diana - FreeStyleMama says
Fried Oreos?!! That is a hoot.
Amber Brady says
Oh my gosh this is so clever! My son would love these! I know I just commented on your oreo cupcakes but I would love for you to come share this recipe at Sweet & Savory Saturdays as well! I am loving your stuff!
~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
Yum. That's so cool that your boys loved them. I have picky eaters too. Having them help cook helps. Sometimes. Sometimes they see what I'm putting in something and turn up their noses =o) These look great, tho. Totally going to try them. Thanks! (And the Oreos!!!)
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
My boys would love this – Idk why I've never thought to use the smokies?! Great idea 🙂
Jeanine Tribley says
As usual, everything that you do, really looks quite yummy and delish!
I am going to soon start trying out some of your recipes for sure!!
Judy Haughton-James says
Real cool ideas! Looks yummy.
YUM! My kiddies would love these, thanks for sharing!
Cranberry Morning says
Looks like a fun project, but you definitely have to do it with older kids who can stay focused on what they're doing and take the job seriously. I'm scared to death to have hot oil around kids. My cousin had a whole fryer of oil spill on her when she was 3 years old because her older sister came in from outdoors and tossed her jacket.