Bratwurst Beer-Battered Corn Dogs

Staff Writer
Bratwurst Beer-Battered Corn Dogs

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.

Deliver 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
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1/4 Cup Stella Artois beer
  • 4 Cups vegetable oil
  • 2 bratwurst sausages, cut in half
  • 4 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


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.

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.