It's pretty obvious that I've been having Halloween Fever for the past couple of weeks. In fact, I think it's probably closer to a month since I've started doing these "trial runs" for the actual day but I have to tell you that I'm having so much fun experimenting in the kitchen. ( Perhaps too much fun!)
For example, take a look at these corn dog mummies. Aren't they almost too cute to eat? Yeah I think so too. However I must tell you that not long after I took these photos, these corn dogs were gobbled up in no time.
I know these look complicated but they really aren't too difficult to make. The most difficult part of the entire process was trying to get the noodles to stay on the corn dogs. Other than that, there's nothing to it.
Here are some useful tips to keep in mind.
- Have the mummy "eyes" ready to go so you can stick them right onto the still-warm corn dogs. The heat will help them adhere to the corn dogs.
- You'll need to cut out the shapes for the eyes as well as the pupils. I've used a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon to cut out circles for the outer eye. For the pupils, I used a circular frosting tip to cut out smaller circles.
- To help make the noodles stick to each other, criss-cross the noodles and give them a firm press so that they adhere to each other. The frying will take care of the rest so don't worry too much.
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
Oil for deep frying
1. Put cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar and baking powder into a large bowl and stir well to combine.
2. Add milk and beaten egg into the mixture and give it a good mix around until smooth.
3. Cook the pasta noodles until done. Drain and set aside.
4. Take your wooden skewers and stick them into the sausages.
5. Add the cornmeal mixture into a tall glass.
6. Dip one sausage into the cornmeal mixture, making sure it's completely covered.
7. Make sure your oil is hot and ready. Deep-fry the corn dog in the oil for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Take it out and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the rest of the corn dogs.
8. Let's make the eyes. Cut out circles from a slice of cheese with something small and round, like a measuring spoon.
9. Snip off some meat off a black olive. Cut out very small circles with the olives. ( For an easier way, just use already cut black olive slices )
10. Wrap the pasta noodles around each corn dog, making sure to leave space for the face.
11. Put the wrapped corn dogs back into the hot oil and fry until the noodles are golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the rest.
12. Carefully place two eyes on each corn dog.
13. Eat with mustard and/or ketchup.
I hope you enjoyed this fun recipe. You can also check out my video for this recipe to see step-by-step, how it's done. If you do make these, don't forget to share your photos and let me know where I can find them. I would love to see how good they came out!
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