Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mini Corn Dogs (Mini Nortons)

Sue and I had fun developing a recipe to make these mini corn dogs for a celebration of life we catered. One of the foods the family requested was a "Norton". Nortons are corn dogs that were served in a local restaurant that were named after the person whose life they were celebrating. 
Sue and I did our best to recreate the Norton in miniature form and then make 200 of them.
That's a lot of frying.
Totally worth it though. They are really good. 
I'm not exactly sure how many you will get out of this recipe as Sue and made it a million times to make enough for the service. I'm guesstimating about 16 - 20 mini corn dogs for one recipe.

Mini Corn Dogs (Mini Nortons)

Oil for deep frying

1 cup Bisquick Baking Mix
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

8 to 10 wieners, cut in half or in thirds

Preheat oil to about 365 degrees.  
When oil is almost up to temp, whisk together batter ingredients until combined. Do not over mix. Do not make up batter too far in advance. 
Place a piece of wiener on a stick and dip in the batter to coat.

Gently slide off the stick into the hot oil. Drop 3 or 4 into the oil at a time. Cook until batter is golden brown, turning once or twice. When cooked, remove to wire rack so oil can drain off. You could also set them on paper towel. 

Repeat with remaining wieners and batter.

You can serve them like this with a little mustard to dip them in - or, in the case of a traditional Norton, with a little gravy. 
Or, you can stick on sticks for an even cuter presentation.

The crispy pancake-like batter is really tasty wrapped around a thick and juicy wiener.

We made some ahead and froze them once they had cooled off. Then we simply spread them on a cookie sheet (frozen) and reheated them at 350 until they were heated through. 
They worked wonderfully. They were just as crispy as when first cooked. 
These are super simple - except for the deep frying part - I'm not a fan of deep frying, it kind of freaks me out a little. But, seriously, other than that, it's ridiculously easy. 

We're sharing over at Carole's Chatter. Be sure to pop over and have a look!


  1. Around these here part (Minnesota) we call those Pronto Pups! :)

  2. Definitely enjoyed them, thanks for your hard work in recreating them!