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I had meant to post this around Super Bowl 2013 but as luck would have it, I didn’t get it all together and hence the later post. But fear not, these babies are good enough to serve any old time, and not just for Super Bowl! And the best part is that they freeze perfectly, so make up the entire batch, and toss into a zippy locky baggie and freeze, now you’re ready to entertain any old time. The second best part is that they are not deep fried. I used my silicon cake pop pan to make these slightly smaller than a mini-muffin, but you can use a mini muffin pan with success but it will make fewer corn dogs.

Mini Corn Dogs

I saw the photos on Google here, but I based the recipe on Fred’s not here Corn Bread. Use your favourite cornbread recipe instead.

Just one or two bites each

Just one or two bites each

Makes 51 small corn dogs (in the half shape of a cake pop)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup medium ground corn meal
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped leeks
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 regular hot dogs (I used Yves vegetarian dogs because I was serving them to a vegetarian)

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 400°F. I used my silicon cake pop pan to make these slightly smaller than a mini-muffin. But you can use a mini muffin pan with success but it will make fewer corn dogs.
  2. Sift cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Blend eggs, milk and oil in another bowl.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
  5. Fold in the shredded cheese and onion.
  6. Cut up the hot dogs into 1-1.5cm slices (I got about 8 or so out of each dog)
  7. Spoon molds about 3/4 full and insert one dog so that it sinks in but doesn’t get covered on top.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm and golden.
  9. Serve warm with a honey mustard dipping sauce or ketchup (I’ve been meaning to make this one, from Sissi or this one from John but haven’t gotten around to it).

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Well, anyone who knows me knows that I am not a big fan of watching sports on tv, particularly football. But JT has gotten into it because of our dear friends Paul and T in Chicago so when I suggested we have our own little super bowl party, he lit up. I’ll likely watch the opening ceremonies and the half time game!

Here is the menu, with photos. No recipes here this time as I did the entire thing on the fly, but I did post a couple onto Foodista, so check out the link. Please note that each portion is quite small, so don’t get the impression that we’re complete pigs!

  • Garlic Butter Baked Escargot in profiteroles (these turned out amazing – the profiteroles crisped up on the outside and the garlic butter melted into the insides making them crispy and soft and chewy – WOW!).

Escargot with Garlic Butter and Parsley in a Profiterole

    Garlic Butter Escargot in Profiteroles on Foodista 

  • Baked Mediterranean Natchos – I cut triangles of fajita shells and baked them until they were crisp. I made a smoked paprika cheddar cheese sauce and we topped it with slivers of Hungarian Salami, Roasted Red Peppers, Hot Peppers, sliced Kalamato Olives, cilantro and Green Onions.

Baked Mediterranean Natchos

  • Herbes de Provence with Panko baked chicken wings and creamy Stilton dipping sauce. OMG – way, way, way better than I could have imagined! We couldn’t stop which meant no room for the chili!!!

Herbs en Province Crispy Wings

Herbs En Province Crispy Chicken Wings on Foodista

  • 5 Bean Vegetarian Chili with French Stick. (I didn’t bother photographing this, because we ended up having it for dinner Monday night because we were too full. It was tasty!)
  • Lime Squares from the Barb and Kevin dinner last night.
  • Lime Squares

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