Bratwurst Beer-Battered Corn Dogs

Bratwurst Beer-Battered Corn Dogs
Staff Writer

Michael Ferraro serves up these corn dogs at plenty of potlucks and parties, because they're quick and easy. And while this recipe is specifically football friendly with its beer-infused batter, "try using merguez sausage with truffles next time," Ferraro says. It'll be one classy shindig. Recipe from Delicatessen.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground pepper
  • 2  Tablespoons  sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • beaten egg
  • 1/4  Cup  milk
  • 1/4  Cup  Stella Artois beer
  • 4  Cups  vegetable oil
  • bratwurst sausages, cut in half
  • wood skewers
  • 1  Tablespoon  dijon mustard
  • 1  Tablespoon  whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/2  Cup  crème fraîche
  • 1  Teaspoon  chopped dill
  • 2  Teaspoons  minced chives
  • Juice of half a lemon

Directions

Preheat oil to 350 degrees. Whisk cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar, baking powder, egg, milk, and beer in a medium-sized bowl. Insert skewer lengthwise through the sausage and coat with batter. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes, just until golden brown, and place on a paper towel-lined plate. In a small bowl, combine crème fraîche, mustards, lemon juice, dill, and chives; season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the corn dog along with dip.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
127g
100%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
1737µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
20mg
27%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
213µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
246mg
25%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
6µg
0%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
65mg
20%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
224mg
32%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
2024mg
100%
Water
118g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Corn Dog Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Corn Dog Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.