Korean Corn Dog

Korean Corn Dogs

If food and travel go hand in hand for you, then you are going to love this Korean corn dog recipe. A popular street food sensation that has taken the culinary world by storm, Korean corn dogs feature succulent hot dogs, encased in a crispy, golden brown crust.

From preparing the batter to choosing the perfect fillings, this recipe will guide you through the process of creating these delectable treats in your own kitchen.

In just 15 minutes, you will have the perfect appetizer, snack, or party food that is as fun to eat as it is easy to make. And they are entirely customizable, so you can flavor them or top them with any ingredients you want to suit your personal taste.

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Why This Recipe Works

This recipe will be a hit at your next party or get-together for several reasons. Not only do they offer a unique combination of flavors, but they are easily customizable and so much fun to eat.

Korean corn dogs offer a unique twist on the classic corn dog by introducing a variety of creative flavors and fillings. From melted cheese and ramen noodles to mashed potatoes and tteokbokki sauce, the flavor possibilities are endless.

These delicious corn dogs are also highly customizable. You can experiment with different fillings, coatings, and toppings to suit your preferences. This flexibility allows you to tailor the corn dogs to your taste, or any dietary restrictions quite easily.

Above all else, these Korean corn dogs are just plain old fun to eat! They are often very visually appealing, and their colorful toppings, unique coatings, and creative presentations make them highly Instagrammable. Plus, there is just something inherently childlike about eating food on a stick.

Ingredients

Hot Dogs:

You can use your favorite brand of hot dogs or sausages for this Korean corn dog recipe. However, if you want a meatless option, you can replace the hot dogs with a variety of cheeses or vegetables.

Panko:

The panko breadcrumbs are an excellent place to start but don't hesitate to kick things up a notch and add some extra elements to your breadcrumb mix. You can add cheese, your favorite herbs and spices, and you can even crush up your favorite snack food like Doritos, chips, or popcorn to add to the mix. Get creative and have fun!

Toppings:

You can choose to top your corn dog with a variety of different toppings like cheese, mashed potato, seaweed flakes, honey butter, and even cinnamon sugar are popular Korean corn dogs toppings. This is another opportunity to customize your Korean corn dogs how you want them.

Vegetable oil:

Used for frying the corn dogs, ensuring a crispy and golden exterior. Substitute: Canola oil, soybean oil, or peanut oil for your preferred frying oil.

How to Make Korean Corn Dog

Step One: 

In a bowl, combine water, honey, and flour. Stir until you have a smooth, lump-free batter.

Step Two: 

Stir salt and pepper into your batter. Set aside.

Step Three: 

Skewer each of your hot dogs and set aside.

Step Four:

Add Panko crumbs to one plate and flour to another.

Step Five: 

Take one of the skewered hot dogs and coat it in flour, then batter, and finally, in the panko. Repeat with remaining hot dogs.

Step Six: 

Add vegetable oil to a pan and heat over medium-high heat.

Step Seven: 

Carefully place corn dogs in the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. The crust should be crispy and golden brown.

Step Eight: 

Take hot the corn dogs, add your favorite toppings and serve 🙂

Tips

  • If you have metal skewers, use those. However, if you are going to be using wood skewers for your Korean corn dogs, ensure you soak the skewers in water for 2 hours. This will prevent the wood from splintering off in your food. It also prevents the wood from burning during the cooking process.
  • When frying your corn dogs, take your time and fry them in small batches of 1-3, depending on the size of your pan. Overcrowding the pan will cause your corn dogs to cook unevenly.
  • To make sure the batter sticks to the hot dogs, pat them dry with a paper towel before dipping them in the batter.
  • For a vegetarian option, use plant-based hot dogs or cheese sticks instead of regular hot dogs.
  • Experiment with different toppings, such as crushed ramen, seaweed flakes, or sesame seeds, for a unique and personalized snack.

What to Serve With Korean Corn Dogs

These Korean corn dogs are an excellent party food that can be served as part of a smorgasbord of other fun foods. Foods like bagel bites, chili cheese fries, and chicken wings are all excellent party food that will pair well with Korean corn dog.

If you are looking to serve them as a more complete meal, serve your Korean corn dogs alongside some mac and cheese and a watermelon cucumber salad for a delightful summer meal.

FAQs

How long can leftover Korean corn dogs be stored?

Leftover Korean corn dogs can typically be stored for a few days in the refrigerator or for up to 2 months in the freezer. To reheat the corn dogs, you can either microwave them to warm them or place them in a preheated oven at 300F for a few minutes to restore their crispiness.

Should I use fresh or frozen hot dogs?

When it comes to making Korean corn dog, you can use either fresh or frozen hot dogs, depending on your preference and availability. However, fresh hot dogs typically have a juicier and more tender texture compared to frozen ones.

Can I use anything other than hot dogs inside?

While hot dogs are the traditional filling for Korean corn dogs, you can certainly get creative and use alternative ingredients to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Some alternative fillings for your Korean corn dogs include cheese sticks, crab, rice crackers, and a variety of vegetables like mushrooms, bell peppers, or zucchini.

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Korean Corn Dogs

Korean Corn Dog

Korean corn dogs: crispy on the outside, cheesy on the inside, and packed with irresistible flavors. Must-try snack you can make in only 10 minutes.
4.38 from 16 votes
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Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Korean
Keyword: korean corn dog, korean corn dogs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package hot dogs
  • 1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2-3 cups vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine water, honey, and flour. Stir until you have a smooth, lump-free batter.
  • Stir salt and pepper into your batter. Set aside.
  • Skewer each of your hot dogs and set aside.
  • Add Panko crumbs to one plate and flour to another.
  • Take one of the skewered hot dogs and coat it in flour, then batter, and finally, in the panko. Repeat with remaining hot dogs.
  • Add vegetable oil to a pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully place corn dogs in the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. The crust should be crispy and golden brown.
  • Add your favorite toppings and serve while hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1109kcal Carbohydrates: 227g Protein: 32g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0.5mg Sodium: 3008mg Potassium: 416mg Fiber: 10g Sugar: 23g Vitamin A: 11IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 212mg Iron: 13mg

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Notes

  • If you have metal skewers, use those. However, if you are going to be using wood skewers for your Korean corn dogs, ensure you soak the skewers in water for 2 hours. This will prevent the wood from splintering off in your food. It also prevents the wood from burning during the cooking process.
  • When frying your corn dogs, take your time and fry them in small batches of 1-3, depending on the size of your pan. Overcrowding the pan will cause your Korean corn dogs to cook unevenly.
  • To make sure the batter sticks to the hot dogs, pat them dry with a paper towel before dipping them in the batter.
  • For a vegetarian option, use plant-based hot dogs or cheese sticks instead of regular hot dogs.
  • Experiment with different toppings, such as crushed ramen, seaweed flakes, or sesame seeds, for a unique and personalized snack.
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