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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Corn Dog! With Real Corn!

Special from floating market, Pattaya
Helllllloooo! Long, long time no see. :D How's everybody? Hope you all enjoy your summer holiday because I had an awesome summer this year. I went to Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Paris, Swiss until Italy) and Thailand. That 2 places are totally different. Europe is expensive for everything and Thailand is cheap for everything. In Thailand, I bought fried insects sprayed with soy sauce! Real maggots, grass-hopper, and cockroach! It cost me about 50 Bath, or about idr 15 or $1.5 . Some of it just taste like insects (GROSS!) and some other are pretty good, salty and crispy :P

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By the way, in floating market, I also found Corn Dog in ball shape. It was very unique! I bought it and it just taste like other corn dog, without CORN!

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About 2 years ago, I found this good recipe by HILAH Cooking. I made it with some changes. Now you can make your own corn dog, WITH Corn :D

Corn Dog, with Corn

Ivan Wongso
1/2 cup Polenta OR Cornmeal
3/4 cup All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1/2 cup Canned Corn Soup (cream style)
1/2 small Onion, puree using cheese grater or food processor
1/2 cup Fresh milk or Buttermilk (add a tablespoon of vinegar to 1/2 cup of fresh milk)
1 Package of Mini cocktail sausages (About 20 sausage) or regular Hot dogs
Oil to fry
Tooth pick or Wooden skewers

  1. In a bowl, mix together canned corn soup, onion puree and milk or buttermilk. Set aside.
  2. In other bigger bowl, whisk polenta, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda until well blended. Then add the liquid and whisk until thick and well blended. Set aside.
  3. Set your sausages, suck it with wooden skewers. Preheat you oil in med (about 5 cm)
  4. Dip your sausages to the batter and fried it immediately until golden brown.
  5. Drain the excess oil and serve!
In Indonesia, it is hard to find Polenta or commonly said as cornmeal. Polenta is ground dried corn. Usually used for dusting in pizza. I bought mine in Europe (Netherlands) that cost me only about $1-$2. Very cheap. In Indonesia, it is not common and expensive. If you want to make this recipe without polenta, I believe you can changed the amount of polenta with all purpose flour.

Hope you try it and share this recipe with your friends and family!

Very busy,
Ivan :)