This recipe is inspired by my trip to LA, where I had the best Korean corn dog ever. I wanted to be able to replicate the recipe in the comfort of my own home so I could have them anytime I want! I also wanted it to be possible for ya to experience it as well 🥰. The recipe and ingredients will be listed below but I highly recommend following along in the video as well.
8 gr yeast ( 2.25 tsp)
60 gr sugar( 4 tbsp)
4gr salt ( 1.125 tsp )
400 gr bread flour ( 2 cups )
320 ml warm water (12 oz or 1 2/3 cups)
1 pack hot dogs
4 sticks of string cheese or 8 oz block of mozzarella.
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
Disposable Wooden chopsticks
Combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until combined.
Sift the bread flour and salt, and combine it with the yeast mixture. Once it’s mixed well, level it out and cover to let it proof until it doubles in size (about 1.5-2 hours). Depending on the temperature of your room, this can vary. Make sure to cover it so it doesn’t dry out.
While the batter is proofing, prepare the cheesy corn dogs. Cut the hot dogs in half and skewer it with wooden chopsticks. Cut some mozzarella so that it’s the same size of the hotdog and skewer it right on top.
If you don’t want cheese just skewer the hot dog whole.
If you don’t want the hot dog just cut mozzarella so that it’s the same length and width as a hot dog. Alternatively you can use a stick of string cheese.
Make sure to pat dry the prepared skewers and heat oil to 350 degrees. Once the batter has fully proofed, dip and submerge the whole corn dog in, while twisting to coat the corn dog. Please refer to the video as this is the step where you may mess up, as it took me quite a few tries to get this right.
Once it’s all battered up, coat it with panko breadcrumbs and fry it in the oil. If your oil is shallow, be sure to flip until all the sides are golden brown. Double fry the corn dogs to ensure that the cheese is still melty by the time you eat it.
Optional:it is very popular for people to dip the corn dog in sugar prior to consuming, however I’ve never tried it yet 😅.