Saturday, January 4, 2020

Keto Corn Dogs

Finding out hot dog wieners were fine for keto was very exciting. I LOVE hot dogs. Of course, hot dog buns or corn dog batter is a whole different story. I wanted to come up with something that looked like a corn dog so my brain would be fooled and be excited. I mean corn dogs are delicious and you don't want to be sad eating a corn dog. 
I gave our "fathead" dough recipe a tweak to make it a little thinner but still stable, and then deep fried everything. Best. Decision. Ever. These totally have a corn dog vibe and taste delicious. The fathead dough adds a cheesiness that can't be beat! 
Our recipe makes 6 corn dogs and the nutritional counts per dog are: 265 calories, 21 fat, 5 carbs, 1 fiber, 15 protein. So that's 4 net carbs! Not too shabby at all. 

Keto Corn Dogs

Fathead Dough
3/4 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 1/4 cup shredded mozza cheese
1 egg

Other Ingredients
6 wieners (I used Schneiders Country Naturals which have 0 carbs)
6 Popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
 oil for deep frying (about 1 liter)

Place wieners on skewers and set aside. Make sure they are short enough to fit into the pan you will be deep frying in. 
Prepare the fathead dough -  In a small bowl stir together the almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place shredded mozza in a microwave safe bowl. 

Microwave cheese 30 seconds. Stir well. If not completely melted, microwave another 10 - 20 seconds. Stir until smooth. 
Place the almond flour mixture into the cheese and then add the egg. Beat with electric mixers (or vigorously by hand) until dough forms. It will be a bit sticky but should come together in a ball. 

Roll the dough out to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Don't try to roll it without the paper, it is too sticky. 

Cut into 6 equal pieces and shape each piece around a wiener, being careful to press firmly to cover the entire wiener.  

Set aside while you heat oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees (use a thermometer for best results). 
Deep fry one or 2 corn dogs at a time for approximately 2 minutes. The outside should be turning golden brown. Using tongs or slotted spoon, remove from oil and set on paper towel to absorb some of the oil. (See photo below). 

Continue frying remaining corn dogs. Serve hot with mustard or a sugar-free, keto friendly BBQ sauce or dip.

You can drizzle the toppings on OR....

If you are more of a dipper, then serve with sauce on the side!

Fathead dough is really a brilliant invention. I didn't invent it, of course, but I sure have enjoyed tweaking the recipe to my preferences. It makes a fabulous keto friendly dish for A LOT of things. (We used it HERE to make Fat Head Biscuits to go with our Hungarian Pork Stew!
Now that I knew deep frying it works, my next experiment is going to be keto bannock. I'll let you know how that turns out! 

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