Just in case you haven’t finalized your Super Bowl party menu, here’s an idea for your consideration.
These aren’t the famed corny dogs of the Texas State Fair, but they are a great substitute for those of us who would rather not eat the fried version more than once a year. I try to buy hot dogs lower than 100 calories a piece which brings these in just under 200 calories per swirly dog. Makes a great lunch with my salad in a jar.
Kids love these “dip dogs” as one of my Facebook readers called them. Although she was referring to the traditional fried corn dogs, I just love the name. They’re easier to eat and dip in mustard or catsup than a hot dog and a bun with condiments dripping out of them. They freeze well and don’t take long to thaw and heat for a quick meal or snack.
These swirly dogs are made with the same dough as my Cornbread Twists. If you hang around here much, you may recognize that recipe as my attempt to clone Pillsbury’s now defunct canned cornbread. In the past, I wrapped hot dogs with the canned twists but I’m excited that I can now make the dough myself.
As always with my bread machine recipes, I never bake in the machine. I just use it to mix and knead the dough. When the dough cycle completes, pull the dough out and follow the pictures below.
- ½ cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
- 1-1/4 cup unbleached flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoon bread-machine yeast
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- Heat milk to lukewarm. Add to bread-machine pan along with remaining ingredients in order listed.
- Set on dough cycle. Check dough after 5-10 minutes to make sure it sticks to the sides, then pulls away. If very sticky, add flour 1 tablespoon at a time. If too dry and thumping against the side of the pan, add a teaspoon of milk or water until dough sticks, then pulls away.
- When dough cycle completes, remove dough to floured surface. Roll into 15 x 8-inch rectangle.
- Cut into 15 strips (about ¾-1 inch wide) the short way. See picture above. Roll one strip around each hot dog. Lay onto greased cookie sheet or silicone mat with ends tucked under.
- Cover swirly dogs and set in warm place to rise about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine egg and water for glaze. Lightly brush glaze on each do taking care not to use so much glaze that it drips on to the cookie sheet as it will burn.
- Bake 12 minutes until golden.