Yesterday was National Hot Dog Day! I really like the random holidays that give us excuses to celebrate little things – January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day, for example. But back to hot dogs. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, I thought I'd share this easy recipe with you. It's almost too easy to be a recipe…
(The publishing of this piece involved two fusing kids and somehow that distracted me from the process, messed up the settings, and it didn't get online yesterday. The life of writing with small children on he sidelines…)
Papa-Bug loves corn dogs. Loves, loves, loves them. One year for his birthday we made these amazing corn dogs from Emeril, using some favorite Deck Family Farm sausages. But making corn dogs from scratch is a sticky process and we don't own a deep fryer. Buying corn dogs is an occasional treat, but they are so full of horrid ingredients and the hot dogs are such poor quality. What to do?
Corn Dog Pie
Open one pack of hot dogs. Of course I used Deck Family Farm hot dogs and those really were amazing in this meal. Slice the dogs into 1/2 inch rounds. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking pan and scatter the hot dogs in it. Put those puppies in the oven and preheat the oven to 425*.
While the oven is heating and the hot dogs do a little pre-cooking, mix up a batch of corn bread. You can use your favorite recipe, a mix, or try one of these:
When the corn bread is mixed and the oven hot, pull the pan out and smother those hot dogs in cornbread batter. Return it the oven and bake until a toothpick in the bread comes out clean.
Serve with your favorite mustard and ketchup.