On September 2nd, my 30th birthday, I was on Showcase MN at the Minnesota State Fair giving advice for healthy food choices at the fair...no, a corndog wasn't on on the list. But, here is one you can enjoy at home!
Morning Star "All Natural" Corn Dogs are ANYTHING but healthy! If you need more information on why these ingredients are so terrible for your cells, click HERE.
Ingredients: WATER, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), ENRICHED YELLOW CORN MEAL (YELLOW CORN MEAL, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, WHEAT GLUTEN, CORN OIL, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SOYBEAN OIL, YELLOW CORN FLOUR, SALT, METHYLCELLULOSE, DEXTROSE, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (CORN PROTEIN, SOY PROTEIN), EGG WHITES, NATURAL FLAVORS, BROWN SUGAR (SUGAR, MOLASSES), SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, NONFAT MILK, POTATO FLOUR, LEAVENING (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE), SOY FLOUR, CARRAGEENAN, MUSTARD FLOUR, ONION POWDER, MALTODEXTRIN, SPICES, XANTHAN GUM, AUTOLYZED YEAST, PAPRIKA (COLOR), GARLIC POWDER, SOYBEANS, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, DISODIUM INOSINATE, HYDROLYZED TORULA AND BREWER'S YEAST, WHEAT, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND/OR COTTONSEED OIL†, GUM ARABIC, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (CORN GLUTEN, SOY PROTEIN, WHEAT GLUTEN), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE, PAPRIKA EXTRACT (COLOR), AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, LACTIC ACID, RED #40, CITRIC ACID, BLUE #1.
4 TBS coconut flour
4 TBS beef broth or veggie broth
1/2 tsp gelatin
2 grassfed hot dog
Coconut oil for frying
In a medium size bowl, heat the broth and mix in the gelatin to dissolve. Add in the coconut flour and the egg. Let sit for a minute to thicken up. Wrap the batter around the hotdog (I had to use my hands). Add coconut oil or ghee to a skillet on high (or use THIS corndog skillet), once the skillet is hot, place the corndog in the oil and roll around until all side are cooked. CORNDOG! And this was my favorite way to use coconut flour! Makes 2 servings.
TIP: To help "breading" stick to foods, stir 1/2 tsp of unflavored gelatin into the "flour." Meat and gelatin are composed of proteins that form tight bonds with one another.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per corn dog)
Traditional Corn Dog = 250 calories, 29 carbs, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein
“Healthified” Corn Dog = 142 calories, 12.7 g protein, 6.7 g fat, 3.4 g fiber, 6.1 g effective carbs
Click HERE to find an amazing CORN DOG maker.
Option: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan. Place 1 TBS of breading in the muffin tin. Place a 1 inch piece of hot dog into the dough. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with homemade ketchup!