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Encyclopedia > Corn dog
Outside of a corn dog
Outside of a corn dog
Corn dog (cross section)
Corn dog (cross section)

The corn dog or corndog is a hot dog coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried in hot oil, although some are baked. Almost all corn dogs are served on wooden sticks, though some early versions were stickless.[1] ImageMetadata File history File links Photo of the outside of a Corn Dog File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Photo of the inside portion of a Corn Dog File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Cornmeal products include tortillas and taco shells. ... A Deep-fried Twinkie Deep-frying is a cooking method whereby food is submerged in hot oil or fat. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with vegetable oil. ... Some examples of baked food. ...


Corn dogs are rarely served outside the United States, where they originated, though variations are found in Canada.

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History

There is some debate as to the exact origins of the corn dog. An article in the New York Times made reference to "corn dog" stands as early as 1941. [2] There is an article from the Port Arthur (Texas) News[3] from 1940 about the first corn dog (not on a stick) stand opening in Port Arthur. The article states that the "Debut of the corn dog came some time ago at the Louisiana state fair". The 1991 book 300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles by Linda Campbell Franklin states that a "Krusty Korn Dog baker" machine appeared in the 1929 Albert Pick Barth wholesale catalog of many makers’ hotel and restaurant supplies. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A number of current corn dog vendors lay claim to the invention and/or popularization of the corn dog. Carl and Neil Fletcher introduced their "Corny Dogs" at the Texas State Fair sometime between 1938 and 1942. The Pronto Pup™ vendors at the Minnesota State Fair claim to have invented the corn dog in 1941.[4] Cozy Dog, in Springfield, IL, claims to have been the first to serve corn dogs on sticks, in 1946. [5] Also in 1946, Dave Barham opened the first location of Hot Dog on a Stick at Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, California. The Texas Star, North Americas largest ferris wheel at the State Fair of Texas The State Fair of Texas is an annual state fair held in Dallas, Texas. ... Pronto Pup is a brand of corn dog sold at the Minnesota State Fair and at other fairs throughout the country. ... The Minnesota State Fair is the state fair of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Hot Dog on a Stick is a company originating in Long Beach, California originally founded by Dave Barham. ... Muscle Beach, Venice Muscle Beach, in the United States is an area in Venice, California on Ocean Front Walk two blocks north of Venice Boulevard, that is set up by the city as an outdoors weightlifting gym. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Food expert Sylvia Schur is also credited with inventing the "dog-on-a-stick". The word Pogo has become a genericized trademark in Canada for the corn dog. Sylvia Schur (born 27 June 1917) is a food expert. ... A genericized trademark, generic trade mark, generic descriptor, or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which has become the colloquial or generic description for a particular class of product or service. ...


Preparation

Corn dogs are served as street food, as well as at malls, local delis, and gas stations. It is also sold at events such as state and county fairs, art festivals, snowboarding mountains and Renaissance Fairs. A portable night-time Tex-Mex street-food stand outside the Helsinki railway station, Finland. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... The word delicatessen designates a kind of food store. ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known as... An actress playing the role of Mary Queen of Scots in 2003. ...


While some places dip and fry their dogs just before serving, other places use premade frozen corn dogs that are thawed and then fried again or browned in an oven. Premade frozen corn dogs can also be microwaved, but the corn bread coating will lack texture.


They are eaten plain or served with ketchup, mustard, relish, or mayonnaise. This article is about the condiment. ... Mustard on bread. ... For other uses, see Relish (disambiguation). ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see Mayonaise (song). ...


They can also be found at almost any supermarket in North America as frozen food that can be heated, and served. Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ...


Sample batter recipe

Ingredients include cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, buttermilk, water, and eggs. For ordinary corn dogs, use a hotdog or weiner. To prepare cornbrats, use boiled wursts that are fully cooked; insert stick and coat each wurst by rolling it in the batter. Hold on to stick. Leftover batter may be kept a few days in the refrigerator.[6]


Variations

Both vegetarian corn dogs and corn dog nuggets are made as meatless alternatives by many of the same companies that produce veggie dogs. A variety of vegetarian food ingredients Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products. ... A vegetarian hot dog (sometimes referred to as a veggie dog) is a hot dog produced completely from non-meat products. ...


A breakfast version of the corn dog consists of a breakfast sausage deep-fried in a pancake batter. Two pancakes with maple syrup. ...


In Australia a hot dog sausage on a stick, deep fried in batter, is known as a Dagwood dog or Pluto Pup, depending on region. Variants exist that use wheat-based or corn-based batters. These are not to be confused with the battered sav, a Saveloy deep fried in a wheat flour based batter, as used for fish and chips, which generally does not contain cornmeal. Saveloy and Chips A saveloy is a type of vividly red sausage served in English fish and chip shops, also available in parts of Australia where it is commonly deep fried in batter as a battered sav and New Zealand, where it is also known colloquially as a sav. ...


Another version comes with either melted cheese in-between the hot dog and the breading or the hot dog is replaced with a cheese-filled hotdog.


Yet another version is the cornbrat (or corn brat), which is a corn dog made with bratwurst instead of a weiner or hot dog.[7] [8] [9] [10] Bratwurst with sauerkraut and potatoes A bratwurst (IPA: ) is a sausage composed of pork, beef, and sometimes veal. ...


Small corn dogs, known as corn puppies, are a variation served in some restaurants, including Buffalo Wild Wings. A serving includes multiple pieces, usually 10. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar (also commonly referred to as B-Dubs) is a sports bar and restaurant franchise in the United States that is best-known for its buffalo wings. ...


Holiday

The corn dog is the only meat on a stick that has its own holiday. National Corndog Day is a celebration of basketball, the corn dog, tater tots, and American beer that occurs in March of every year on the first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. By 2007, parties celebrating National Corndog Day occurred at 113 locations in more than 30 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Australia. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... ...


See also

Bratwurst with sauerkraut and potatoes A bratwurst (IPA: ) is a sausage composed of pork, beef, and sometimes veal. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... For the beer, see Pale lager#Oktoberfestbier. ... A Panchuker Store in the street. ... Pigs in blankets is the name of a few different foods in the US and UK. Pigs in blankets is a colloquial British name given to chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon (streaky bacon is most common). ... A state fair is a competitive and recreational gathering of a U.S. states population. ...

References

  1. ^ The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Cozy Dog
  2. ^ History of Corn Dogs
  3. ^ on newspaperarchive.com
  4. ^ Schlueter, Roger. "Deep-fried Coke sounds ... interesting", Belleville News-Democrat, Ill., September 10, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-20. (English) 
  5. ^ Cozy Dog Drive In
  6. ^ "Corn dog batter," cooks.com, (2003), found at Cooks.com web site. Accessed November 25, 2007.
  7. ^ Big Foot Lodge web site menu page. PDF file. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  8. ^ Lindsay Sonsky, Big Foot Lodge in step to make footprints, Memphis Downtown Appeal, found at[1]. PDF file. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  9. ^ Walworth Corn-Brat Festival notice, found at Lakes Area Rotary Club of Wisconsin web site. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  10. ^ Memphis Travel web site. Accessed December 12, 2007.

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Corn dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (824 words)
The corn dog was popularized in 1942 at the Texas State Fair when it was introduced by Neil Fletcher, although the Pronto Pup vendors at the Minnesota State Fair claim to have invented the corn dog in 1941.
The first corn dog on a stick was the "cozy dog," and it is still served in the "Cozy Dog Drive In" restaurant in Springfield, Illinois.
Corn dogs are served as street food, as well as at malls, local delis, and gas stations.
corn dog: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (846 words)
Created in 1942 by Texan Neil Fletcher for the State Fair, a corn dog is a frankfurter or other sausage dipped in a heavy cornbread batter and fried or baked.
Corn dogs are often served on a stick for easy eating.
A corn dog is a hot dog coated in cornbread batter and deep fried in hot oil, although there are baked variations.
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