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Mini Corn Dogs

Delicious mini-sized corn dogs are delicious, easy, and beat anything you can pull out of the freezer.

Mini Corn Dogs

These corn dogs were great! I have never had much success with traditional corn dogs at home. I found the full sized hot dogs hard to work with, and hard to keep uniform while frying them.

Using Lit’l Smokies for mini corn dogs was the perfect solution! This recipe, unlike most of mine, uses a boxed mix. You can easily make these from scratch by subbing the following for one box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix:

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Start by combining the Jiffy Muffin Mix and flour.

Mini Corn Dogs Next mix in the egg, milk, cayenne, & mustard powder. Stir just until the mixture is combined. There will be some small lumps. You don’t want to overmix this!
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Open up your Lit’l Smokies. Next time I’m going to try the cheddar variety. Yum!

Mini Corn Dogs Lightly dust the drained sausages with flour.

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Using a toothpick, grab a flour coated smokie and submerge in the batter. Lightly tap off excess batter, and gently set into the hot (375°F) oil. Gently twirl the toothpick until it releases from the corn dog. As soon as the corn dog floats, rotate it in the oil (think lumberjack log rolling!) so that it cooks evenly on all sides. Remove from the oil with tongs or a slotted spoon when all sides are golden brown.

Once you get the method down, you can get several of these frying at once.

Mini Corn Dogs Clearly, I wasn’t as coordinated as I should’ve been, as I as also making the Easy Cheesy Orzo you see pictured below. None of them actually tasted burnt, thank goodness, but try not to let yours get QUITE so dark. Look for that Easy Cheesy Orzo recipe too!
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Yield: 6 servings

Mini Corn Dogs

Mini Corn Dogs

Easy Mini Corn dogs are coated in a crispy batter and then quickly fried. We love these easy snacks!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 packages Li'l Smokies


  1. Preheat oil in a heavy bottomed pan to 375°. Mix together the flour and corn muffin mix. Next mix in egg, milk, mustard, paprika, and cayenne just until combined. Lightly coat the Li'l Smokies with flour.
  2. Using a toothpick, dunk the flour coated sausages into the batter. Gently tap off the excess, and then place into the hot oil. Carefully twirl the toothpick until it releases from the corn dog.
  3. As soon as the corn dog floats, roll it in the oil so that all sides cook evenly. Remove from the oil when all sides are golden brown using a slotted spoon or tongs.

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Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Saturday 7th of September 2019

Such a good idea. Thanks for your advice. I love the real pictures too. I don't feel so bad when I mom it up myself.

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Deb Ovall

Friday 7th of March 2014

hey, thanks for the recipe! It just got picked up by Do It And How and it dropped in my email, sorry we're late! :D We used to have a corn dog stand inside our mall when the kids were little that made the smoked sausage ones and I loved them so much! Got the Jiffy mix, gonna try these asap. Thanks for the memories!


Monday 10th of March 2014

Yay! So glad this brought back some memories for you. I hope you enjoyed these as much as we did! Thanks for commenting!

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